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#1 Squeaker

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 04:50 PM

I posted this on the world militaria forum thinking it may be foreign. I think its actually a US Army staff officer after doing some more research. Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone recognize the individual? I went back to the flea market and confirmed it is NOT a painting. I think its a lithograph or something else. The surface texture is the same across the entire picture. Any information that I could get would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:46 PM

It might be a chromolithograph.... Not sure who he is though.

Chromolithographs are usually of famous people.... Sherman, grant, Washington, etc....

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 09:07 PM

...The surface texture is the same across the entire picture. Any information that I could get would be appreciated. 

Do you mean to say that the surface is uniformly flat across the entire surface? 

 

Photo chromolithograph has been mentioned, and it could possibly be a stone lithograph, or even a watercolor...

I'd love a chance to have seen that piece with a magnifying glass/jeweler's loupe!



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:12 AM

Do you mean to say that the surface is uniformly flat across the entire surface? 
 
Photo chromolithograph has been mentioned, and it could possibly be a stone lithograph, or even a watercolor...

I'd love a chance to have seen that piece with a magnifying glass/jeweler's loupe!


It is all one level surface as opposed to an actual painting which you cant feel the highs and lows of the paint. The surface does have like a pebbling type look/feeling to it. Ill try to post some better pictures in a day or two. If you look closely by the right eye there is a repair or some sort of haphazard touch up.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:53 AM

The portrait is John Biddle by Thomas Sully https://en.wikipedia...gan_politician)



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

The portrait is John Biddle by Thomas Sully https://en.wikipedia...gan_politician)


Awesome, and thank you much! I would never have figured this out on my own.


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