I have recently acquired an original antique painting. I do not recognize the signature, and the last part is of the signature could be read a couple of different ways. The canvas is approximately 20x36 in what appears to be an artistically painted frame custom to the painting. The painting is on the waterside and it is raining. There are reflections of the people on the boardwalk by the water. There is a large partial cathedral type building with columns and a good bit of depth within them. The women are dressed as in long, straight skirts with scarves over their heads or using umbrellas, and carrying baskets. The men are in straight black suits with umbrellas. In the right side of the painting, on the boardwalk there are four light posts and a sailboat.
The signature could be:
On the back of the wood that the canvas is attached to there is a definite GLENDALE mark that appears to be burned on the wood.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Answer Suzanne, this looks to be a copy of a famous painting. Unless you could give me some reference as to the first name, I can't help any more than stating that there are many Welsh's in the database. It is an Italian scene looks to be done in the 50's with an older turn of the century frame. Based on what I see "limiting condition" it looks to be a decorative painting with a value of approx. $100-$200.
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