Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I recently watched an episode of Antiques Roadshow and it got me thinking about a painting I have. I purchased it for five dollars at a junk store back in the early 1990s. It is a landscape scene, depicting dunes and some foliage. I had always assumed it was from the east coast of the United States.


 The painting is signed on the lower left side. I thought it said Amy Lyney, and attempts to find a person with that name were unsuccessful.


So I decided to play detective and did some internet searching and found a watercolor done by the same person, this time a scene with houses and trees.

Watercolor, street scene.

I asked my friend Seth, who is an antique expert and he said that the signature should read Am. Lyney instead of Amy Lyney. Searching that name brings up a few other paintings and watercolors, created in the early 1900s, some in Belgium. My painting wasn't a Picasso or a Monet, but it is nice to see that the artist had a career and that there are other pieces out there.

The Brabantsch landscape, 1909.
Dames bij de bloemist (Ladies at the Florist).

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