Lost Edgar Payne Masterpiece Painting Found in Dallas
Lost Edgar Payne Masterpiece Painting Found in Dallas Startling Cleaning and Art RestorationEdgar Payne is one of the best known, most expensive vintage early CaliforniaImpressionists bought and sold regularly. But you already know that probably, ifthis article caught your eye. I love everything he did, from the bays of Venice andChioggia, Italy to the Alps to the East Coast, his western stuff and all over California.Its all good!He is so well known that is always amazes me when a major unknown painting is“discovered” as happened this last week! Here’s a painting of “The Wetter Horn,Switzerland” that was languishing unappreciated in Dallas, Texas.Then, just today, Steven Stern, principle for the gallery California Paintings found alimited edition copy of Stendahl Gallery’s publication on Edgar Payne in 1926 thathighlights this painting as plate #9!! What a find. The painting arrived at Fine ArtConservation Laboratories for cleaning still in its original frame.
As you might guess by looking at the before painting conservation picture, thepainting was super discolored due to a thick discolored hard varnish and probablynicotine and who-knows-what-else. As you will see in the short time lapse video ofthe cleaning, it didn’t come off easy or like a “regular” varnish. Here’s the verypopular video that has been circulating all over the internet. Click on this link: Edgar Payne Time Lapse Cleaning VideoWe recently worked on a very nice large Edgar Payne California Sierra scene thatsold through Bonham and Butterfields last Oct. 2012. It too had very discoloredvarnish and was made gorgeous for the LA Art Show in Feb 2013. In fact, Fine ArtConservation Laboratories has loved working on a huge number of the paintings byEdgar Payne over the years.One of the consternations of this new discovery is that recently a new definitive (ormaybe NOT so definitive now!) catalog and scholarly book on Edgar Payne came outand, obviously, doesn’t include this important painting. Click here to see the book onAmazon. How would you feel if you had a great painting by a well known artist andit missed getting into a new book on the artist?!For a news article featuring Scott M. Haskins’, Click here:http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/media-room/art-restorerconservator-scott-m-haskins-featured-in-life-section-of-newspaper/For art conservation and painting restoration questions call Scott M. Haskins 805564 3438 or firstname.lastname@example.orgFor art appraisal questions call Richard Holgate at 805 895 5121 email@example.com
For questions about this painting of “The Watter Horn” by Edgar Payne, please callMr. Steve Stern 310 729 6666 http://www.californiapaintings.comSee short videos by Scott M. Haskins on art conservation related subjects atYouTube channel “Bestartdoc”http://www.youtube.com/user/bestartdoc?feature=mheeSee short do-it-yourself videos on collection care and emergency preparedness forart collectors, family history items, heirlooms, memorabilia at Youtube Channel“preservationcoach” http://www.youtube.com/user/preservationcoachFollow us on FacebookFine Art ConservationSave Your StuffScott M. HaskinsTo learn more about what you can do at home to take care of your stuff, downloadnow a copy of Scotts book, How To Save Your Stuff From A Disaster at 50% off!CLICK HERE to know more: http://saveyourstuffblog.com/products-supplies/