We recently came into possession of a large (44" X 27") painting which we are curious about. It appears to be old but I am unable to find anything about the artist's name on the frame plaque, which reads...
The Fair on the Haute Plante
This links to an image of the framed painting...
This link is a closeup of the plaque.
I would appreciate very much knowing if you have any knowledge of this artist in general, and your opinion as to whether this piece may warrant further evaluation.
Many thanks, in advance, for your time and consideration.
Joseph P. Whistler
Dear Joseph, Quite an interesting subject. I have searched through numerous dictionaries of artists and even auction records and find no listing for an "Elsegood." Occasionally artists will use aliases, or this could possibly be a woman artist listed under a married or maiden name. Also, some artists are reclusive, never exhibiting their works, therefore relatively unknown to history.