Sunday, March 6, 2011

PANSY YARDLONG

In January we went to Palm Springs for Raymond's birthday. And did a little antique shopping around town and this is one of the treasures we came across. We luv to eat at a great restaurant out there for some tasty steak and lobster.

It is a yard long pansy oil on canvas painting and it was a really good price also. It is probably late 19TH century and painted by some lady on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I've heard dealers use the word Sunday paintings but who knows we just liked it and could not pass it up. So the saying goes LOL


My phone seem's not to have captured the great colors of the flowers or maybe it is just the lighting.

I always seem to say one more painting for our collection but it just grows and grows. In an older post there is photo of some of the other pansy paintings in our collection. I hope you enjoyed seeing our newest find. Thank You so much for stopping by and have a great week........Julian & Ray

49 comments:

  1. I love those yard longs -- the picture is perfect! And pansies are the perfect subject! Great find!

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  2. Hi Julian,
    Those pansies are just lovely, they are one of my favourite flowers, lots of little faces looking up at you. In the UK violas are also known as 'Johnny Jump Ups' as they all try to get your attention.
    Lobster, mmmm.... last time I had some was after a pre dawn trip with my son to Billingsgate fish market in the East End of London. Delicious.
    Hugs Angela.

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  3. It's just beautiful. Love pansy paintings. judy

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  4. Hi Julian, Wow! It is sensational. I love the shape of it.

    You have a wonderful eye for the most beautiful treasures.

    Lucky you.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  5. The neat thing about buying something while out for a special occasion is that every time you look at it you are reminded of the time you were blessed to spend with the ones you love!

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  6. Beautiful art. Lucky you to have many pieces of beautiful art. Happy birthday Raymond.

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  7. This is a real treasure and in such a beautiful frame too! I love pansies, every spring I plant them in my cement pots on either side of my studio door. Mary

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  8. I've never seen one of the long paintings like that. The pansies are beautiful. Great frame too!

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  9. This is just exquisite! What a wonderful painting - I can just imagine a Victorian woman painting it! Love it's size and shape - Pansies are some of my favorite flowers - Thank you for joining A Return to Loveliness - you've made it all the more special,
    kathy

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  10. I love yard longs, and to find a real painted one over a print is very special. You done good. Richard at My Old Historic House

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  11. Lovely work of art you found. Very beautiful, but then I so love pansies, myself. Blessings.

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  12. That is a beautiful painting.

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  13. Beautiful painting. I love pansies in any way shape or form. ~~Sherry~~

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  14. I love pansies, and this painting is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it today. Happy VTT!

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  15. You did very well capturing this painting with your cell phone. I never would learn how to do that.

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  16. Hi Julian! I have always been very fond of anything painted with pansies. Of all flowers, they have the sweetest faces. Happy VTT and I love your "Sunday Painting"!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  17. What a beautiful painting and the frame is so lovely, too. I have one very similar to yours, but it is in very rough condition. I still cherish it though.

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  18. LOVE the pansies - what a great score on the painting! Happy Thursday - Tanya

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  19. Wow, this is a treasure. I love yard longs and most of them are prints from an original yard long painting on oil. You have a very special find. My sister has a bedroom all decorated in pansy everything. It is all vintage. I shared it quite a long time ago.

    Hugs, Jeanne

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  20. LOVE these yard long paintings, this one is just beautiful, perfect for Spring. Thanks for linking up to the party!!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  21. Gorgeous, gorgeous pansies! I have an antique yard long with violets! So lovely and romantic!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  22. Oh, I just love yard longs, and this one is gorgeous! Great find!
    ~Amanda

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  23. I am another lover of yard long prints too though I don't have nearly enough. 3 is it plus 3 prints that my hubby needs to make me frames for!

    So pretty!

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  24. Beautiful! I love yard longs and Pansys are one of my favorite flowers. A perfect painting for Spring!

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  25. Hi Julian and Ray, The two of you have some of the most amazing collections and your paintings are my favorite. This painting is lovely and a nice addition to your others. I hope you will join my new linky party starting 3/17. See you there.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  26. Oh, such a dreamy find! Thanks for sharing. ~ Angela

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  27. What a gorgeous picture!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Oh I just love yard long paintings! Especially florals- your pansies are gorgeous! I bet the details are even more beautiful in person too! Thank you for sharing this at FNF! :)

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  29. Wow, I haven't visited your blog in forever! I love your pansy painting, the colors are lovely:) Hope all is well with you both and all the furbabies:)

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  30. Hi Julian and Happy Belated Birthday to Raymond!
    I just love the pansy painting...sounds like you had a wonderful time in Palm Springs. Going to the older post to see the rest of your collection!
    A lovely weekend to you both!
    xo
    Debbie

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  31. Woooo! I love the pansy picture. Very pretty. What a lovely blog you have. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  32. Your pansies are stunning. I love the old Victorian pansy paintings. Gorgeous!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  33. LOVE the pansy painting! So beautiful...also love you two westies. I am a Scottie owner but I think it would be cute to have one of both. :)
    Thanks for stopping by today!
    xo
    Caroline

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  34. OMG I have been searching for this EXACT painting of Pansies. But I was looking for it oil on canvas without a frame. Can you help me find such an item. I hope so. I would really love to find one.
    Thank you,
    Annette

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  35. Hi again, does anyone know where I can find a victorian pansy by the yard?? I sent a message on 5/15 but haven't heard back as of yet.

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  36. Hi again, do you know who the artist was of the pansies by the yard??

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  37. Hi Annette, I tried to go to your blog and write you. The yardlong is a oil on canvas and is from the late 19Th century. You can might have luck at a flea market if your looking for one. But you can also go to Ebay. Under oil paintings then florals. I wish you luck they are out there. Julian

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  38. Hi Julian, its nice to meet you. I don't have a blog - I am new at this - I accidently came across your blog and saw this pansy print you found - I first saw this print on canvas in a catalog and started searching for it - it was so weird when you had a photo on you blogsite -I wanted to know who the artist was if you knew, if it was signed or if the seller knew who painted this Pansy Print. Could you give me the name of the seller and a contact number -and what the measurements were? I hope you can answer my questions - OH how expensive was it?

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  39. Hi Annette, The oil painting is 36 inches long. Im have not seen a signuture on it but it is dated 1892 on the back of the frame. A lot of thease paintings and water colors were painted by different people at that time as a hobby. This painting was baught at a antique mall here in Ca. near 29 Palms and it cost 79 dollars. We were just lucky that day when it comes to treasure hunting. Wish you luck on your hunt.....Julian

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  40. Thank you for gettin back to me. I am in NYC and I am unfamiliar with CA. If you could please get back to me with a name of the antique mall in CA near 29 Palms (I don't know where that is) and also a phone number. I would like to call them to see if they have come across any more of the 36 inch long water colors. Thanks again, Annette

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  41. Hi Annette, I was able to find the name of the Antique Mall. The shop is called Pioneer Crossing Aniques and the number is 760-228-0603. I wish you luck but your best bet would be e-bay or the flea markets close to your home......Julian

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  42. Hi Julian, Have a question do you know of an artist who's last name is Bunch?

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  44. Hi there, I can't say ive heard of him or her. I really dont pay no mind to the artist. We just buy the oil paintings for there beauty and the intresting subject matter. Have you seen some of the others such as the animal collection and the roses we have? Have a good evening......Julian

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  45. Hi Julian, an new find as far as vintage paintings? Let me know. Annette

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  46. Hi Annette, I will keep you in mind on that. I tried to find you on your blog but had no luck getting in contact with you. Have a good week.....Julian

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