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Cindy Powell wrote at 2008-10-28 20:43:21
I think we have the same or similar painting fo the ships and the same colors! My painting is about 3Ft by 5ft. Maybe a little smaller but sounds similar and has belonged to my husband for years. Will be waitinf=g for your answer to his question. I could send a photo.

Thanks

Cindy


Daniel wrote at 2011-09-11 20:52:10
I have a similar ashbrook painting of a ship in a black with orange background. I love it! Is it valuable? I use for a Pieate Hallowwen display. Daniel  


Christina wrote at 2013-10-23 17:59:20
Hello I also have a oil painting of the three ships and its signed by Ashbrook!  I got the painting from my great grandfather all I know he bought it in San Jose CA,  in the late  1950's are early 1960's. I can't find anything on this painting f some one can help me find out more about it,  I would  appreciate it thank you  


Christina wrote at 2013-10-23 17:59:49
Hello I also have a oil painting of the three ships and its signed by Ashbrook!  I got the painting from my great grandfather all I know he bought it in San Jose CA,  in the late  1950's are early 1960's. I can't find anything on this painting f some one can help me find out more about it,  I would  appreciate it thank you  


Christina wrote at 2013-10-23 17:59:56
Hello I also have a oil painting of the three ships and its signed by Ashbrook!  I got the painting from my great grandfather all I know he bought it in San Jose CA,  in the late  1950's are early 1960's. I can't find anything on this painting f some one can help me find out more about it,  I would  appreciate it thank you  


middleclassic wrote at 2015-03-23 00:04:47
I too have an Ashbrook painting, but the subject matter of mine is a somewhat sad clown. I came to this website hoping  to shed a bit more light on the painting I have, but maybe I might shed some light. I have collected various vintage items for about 30+ years from basically the '50s and '60s but other eras as well. One thing I have learned is that it seems somewhere late '50s art pieces started to appear where the artwork was not always created by a single artist, but a collaborative, where the same or similar work of art would be (possibly) mass produced assembly line style, and all the items produced were signed with the same signature. The most glaring example of this is with metal sculptures signed "C Jere". I own one, signed "C. Jere 68". It also includes the copyright symbol. If you search eBay for C Jere, you will get many metal sculpture results with that signature, but no way to tell exactly if they were made by the same person. And I believe these Ashbrook paintings to be the same. I own another painting painted in a similar style (The background is almost always prepared in a almost a silk screen type method or look) and I have seen the exact same painting, but with a minor change to a portion of it. In this case, a boat in my other painting has 4 color stripes on its sail. On the painting like mine that I saw, the same boat had a sail with 3 stripes, instead of 4 like mine. These types of paintings could be purchased at just about any major department store back then. And when a painting was sold, a clerk would go to the backroom stock for another "mass produced" painting. I hope this helps at least a little bit.


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Brent Luebke

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19th Century to modern Canadian and western European fine art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints.

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Sixteen years as an art dealer in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

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Edmonton Executive Association

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Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

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Post secondary art history.

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Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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