Trying to identify an artist from picture inherited. is still in its origin...

trying to identify an artist from picture inherited. is still in its original frame and is "sealed" by a thin paper covering over the back so am not sure if opening the back and breaking the seal will effect value in any way or not. have attached pic of it and also the part of the signature that i can see (partially covered by border of the frame)

any help will be gratefully received

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1 month ago #2
Marra M
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Hi 😊

The edge of the painting covers the artist signature that only a small part can be seen. From what I can read it could be any of these potential artist match with some links. Please connect with the links with contact information.

Charles Moate Walshaw

https://www.invaluable.com/artist/walshaw-charles-moate-plqxhkui1h

Celia Walsh Diehl
https://www.artprice.com/artist/539806/celia-walsh-diehl

Christopher Walsh
http://www.chriswalshartist.com/

Clara A. Walsh
http://www.askart.com/artist/Clara_Walsh_Leland/87609/Clara_Walsh_Leland.aspx

W Campbell Walsh
http://www.artnet.com/artists/w-campbell-walsh/

Carl Waldmark
https://www.artprice.com/artist/48245/carl-waldmark

Carol Ann Waldron
https://www.gormleys.ie/artists/carol-ann-waldron/8/

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1 month ago #3
Roy
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Many thanks for the leads on those one Marra, unfortunately none match up with their signatures (or were born too late)

Think i am going to have to break the framers seal and open the back up to be able to then see the full signature ......... will that normally effect any of the value if i do that ?

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1 month ago #4
Pannonia
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You - or some-one - will have to take the back off it just to establish the signature, and to see if what you have is an original work or a print. It would be a poor piece of framing that cut the artist's signature in half, but framed prints are sometimes carelessly cropped in this fashion. Traditional haymaking has been a popular pastoral subject for artists for hundreds of years. There is an excellent website on haymaking in art with many examples shown, and if you google hayinart you will find it. It gives a good overview of why the subject has always been so appealing to artists. Your picture looks very English, but that can be deceptive. The first letter of the signature could well be C but also G.

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1 month ago #5
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You are welcome Roy 😊

Pannonia is right. Somebody who will not damage the painting must be the one who needs to open it. Yes, to answer your question breaking the seal and damaging any part of the painting will ultimately affect its value.

Best regards and God Bless!

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1 month ago #6
Roy
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Many thanks folks,
Will very carefully remove the paper backing of the frame itself and see first of if am able to establish the artist signature myself without any damages being caused. If I find that it is stuck to the border/frame and looks like it won't come away easily there is a gallery close by that can take over the job professionally and then maybe get it valued at the same time.
We have 3 different pictures like this which look to be the same artist , so getting one done will help sort out the other two at the same time without any risk to those ones of course

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1 month ago #7
Pannonia
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The view looks as though it could be Magdalen College, Oxford, with the bridge across the River Cherwell.

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1 month ago #8
Roy
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Have removed the backing paper and got out the picture from one of the 3 frames, they are definitely "prints" that were sold to my great-grandfather in 1905 (assume these are classed as "original prints" ?).
Have attached pics of the one which have taken out of the frame including the signature, this is one of two from the same artist, the other one as described at the top of this post thread

This artist signature looked to me as being "B Cook" but when doing some exploring on google, found out it was actually an "F" and not a "B" as i thought, artist name seems to be "Frederick B Cook" (signature matched a piece sold at auction in USA) but cannot find any real info about him other than some basic info from a couple of paintings that were auction in the last 10yrs or so. Not sure if there is any info in a site which you need to have some sort of special access to or not so pretty much at a standstill as to anything other than his name, can anyone here shed some light on this artist at all ?

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1 month ago #9
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