Art print. Can anyone decipher title and signature?
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
Like Tree26Likes

Thread: Art print. Can anyone decipher title and signature?

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    us
    Kerry

    Jan 2009
    Michigan
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro-Pointer
    212
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Art print. Can anyone decipher title and signature?

    Thanks
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201117_005729.jpg 
Views:	40 
Size:	3.21 MB 
ID:	1880106

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201117_005734.jpg 
Views:	46 
Size:	3.29 MB 
ID:	1880105
    Last edited by krazyace; Nov 17, 2020 at 01:15 AM.

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Randy

    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
    Minelab CTX 3030 AT Pro
    5,081
    7783 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    what does the print look like?
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

    Best find 1941 Patek Philippe 2 register flat pusher Chronograph Bought 1,000 Sold 62,000 !!
    First Year 911 Porsche Purchased 36K SOLD 140K!!! Whoo Hoo

  3. #3
    us
    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
    AT GOLD/Garrett /Garrett pro pointer/ 5x8 double d coil and sniper coil/Lesche digger
    5,369
    5293 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I think it is a foreign language so maybe a foreign artist.
    krazyace likes this.
    back of the boat

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2003
    South Carolina
    Teknetics T2 SE, Fisher Gold Bug Pro, Shadow X5, Fisher F75/F70, Garrett Infinium
    478
    668 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    "Winter Influx"
    Wilbur Laugham
    My best guess...would help to see the picture.
    krazyace likes this.
    ================================================== ==========
    "Saving History"
    Bringing you metal detecting videos since 2006.
    Subscribe for the latest releases - http://www.youtube.com/scdigger
    ================================================== ==========

  5. #5
    gb
    Dec 2019
    Surrey
    1,559
    4152 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I can never understand why people enquiring about artist signatures, pottery marks and jewellery makers etc don't provide a picture of the piece itself. That usually helps narrow things down a lot.

    Nevertheless, my reading of the title is that it says "Winter-Ausflug". In German, "winter" is the same as in English and "ausflug" means "excursion" or "trip". As such "winter-ausflug" is a common generic title for snowscape scenes, usually showing people aboard a sleigh. If what you have is a still-life of a vase of flowers then that won't be much help.

    I think perhaps that the signature is Wilma Lo??gha??

    A view of the print itself would be useful.

  6. #6
    us
    Kerry

    Jan 2009
    Michigan
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro-Pointer
    212
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20201114_194752.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	3.68 MB 
ID:	1880206
    Red-Coat and troutbum like this.

  7. #7
    gb
    Dec 2019
    Surrey
    1,559
    4152 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the picture. I like that very much. It has the look and feel of a 1930s German 'motoring travel' poster, so "Winter-Ausflug" would still make sense in terms of a someone taking a winter break. Looks like an affluent family with their luggage departing from a swanky hotel or a country house.

    It wasn't unusual for artwork commissioned for advertising purpose to also be sold as prints by the artist, with or without the accompanying blurb from whatever company commissioned the work, including limited editions such as yours.

    Or it might just be something later, taking its inspiration from that era. Unfortunately, that doesn't bring us any closer to an artist name or date.
    krazyace likes this.

  8. #8

    Sep 2017
    82
    130 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Dieter Lurflug

    Wilburg Laupham
    krazyace likes this.
    You can remove my words but you can't remove my THOUGHTS

    If you remove the words without a direct conversation with me, you will be deemed a lowly COWARD

    You may remove the ones who challenge your views, but you are the one thats LOSES in the end.

    Free speech is a given right to all on our Planet.

  9. #9
    us
    Kerry

    Jan 2009
    Michigan
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro-Pointer
    212
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    After a quick search it kind of resembles this place- maybe the print is an older version or a mock up?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	palace.JPG 
Views:	14 
Size:	112.0 KB 
ID:	1880328
    Back-of-the-boat and Red-Coat like this.

  10. #10
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
    2,904
    1927 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Wilma Longhammer - Rolls Royce Wedding

    https://www.rogallery.com/artists/wi...royce-wedding/
    Last edited by GibH; Nov 18, 2020 at 01:44 AM.
    Red-Coat and krazyace like this.

  11. #11
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
    2,904
    1927 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I find it odd that there doesn't seem to be any biographical information available for a Wilma Longhammer.
    krazyace and Red-Coat like this.

  12. #12
    gb
    Dec 2019
    Surrey
    1,559
    4152 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by GibH View Post
    I find it odd that there doesn't seem to be any biographical information available for a Wilma Longhammer.
    Well done on finding that GibH. There are several things that I think are odd.

    Although multiple sites are offering these prints for sale (at similar prices), there is as you say nothing to be found about the artist in terms of biography or dates… except that the print is variously referred to as c.1979 or c.1980. Some foreign sites offering the print say its “imported from America”, although the scene itself is very obviously European.

    The only other work by the artist that seems to be in circulation is this sleigh scene, titled “Winterreise” which is German for “winter trip” and consistent with what I said earlier about the title “Winter-Ausflug”, which is an alternative way of saying the same thing.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Winterreise.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	79.7 KB 
ID:	1880347

    It’s odd that the print is being sold under the title “Rolls Royce Wedding” when the original artist’s title is “Winter-Ausflug” (whereas the other work is sold under its original German title). I don’t see anything about the scene that screams ‘wedding’, so I wonder if that’s a retrospectively invented title for marketing purposes. The German for “wedding” would be “hochzeit” and, for “honeymoon” would be “flitterwochen”.

    Most sites refer to the prints as ‘serigraphs’ (a very sophisticated silk-screen process that gained credence as an art medium in its own rite during the 1960s when it was adopted by the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein). Some sites say they’re lithographs.
    krazyace and Back-of-the-boat like this.

  13. #13
    us
    Kerry

    Jan 2009
    Michigan
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro-Pointer
    212
    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow thanks GibH, great sleuthing. Also thanks Red-Coat for the informative and helpful posts! I agree, probably sold with that title for marketing or because the person did not know what it meant and then everyone else in the U.S. ran with it.

    This sat at the thrift shop for over a week. Finally I had to pull the trigger and grab it on my 3rd visit. I was surprised it had sat for so long especially with a price tag of $9.09, I was glad and lucky it was still available when I went back to grab it.,
    GibH and Red-Coat like this.

  14. #14
    gb
    Dec 2019
    Surrey
    1,559
    4152 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I knew something wasn’t right here. It looks like some gallery in the USA tried to identify something they had for sale, got it wrong, and has been the source for that same incorrect information percolating through to other sellers with the same print. The car perhaps isn’t a Rolls Royce (it’s maybe a BMW), it doesn’t depict a wedding, and the artist’s name is not Wilma Langham or Langhammer… it’s Wilma Langhamer.

    You can see it more clearly on this work, where the original signature on the painting/print itself is obviously ‘Langhamer’ but the later signature on the matte used for framing is less clear:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Langhamer1.jpg 
Views:	10 
Size:	70.6 KB 
ID:	1880385 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Langhamer2.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	128.7 KB 
ID:	1880386

    Here’s a selection of her work from various auction listings:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Langhamer3.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	83.7 KB 
ID:	1880384

    This is from her website:

    Living in South Germany, Wilma Langhamer purchased her first set of oil colors at age 15. Self taught, in 1974 she decided to make art her career. Soon afterwards, her work was exhibited in Munich and Stuttgart, Germany. During this time she met her future husband Carl Mohner, international Movie Star, and Artist, who named her unique style "ROMANTIC REALISM", which is still true for her current work.

    Wilma's early works were influenced by Medieval Artists, the beautiful French Castles, and Vintage Cars. BMW Head Quarter, Munich, Germany, commissioned the artist to create ten originals depicting BMW Vintage Vehicles with German background.

    Since 1978 Langhamer resides in Texas. Life is change, also the artist's work went through a transformation. As a teenager she used to play the violin. Even though her violin is retired, she loves to return in her paintings to earlier days, depicting women with instruments: violin, cello, flute. Music touches our emotions, transmits joy, vibrancy or peace of mind. Listening to music while painting is inspiring to the artist. In youth, women blossom to reach their full potential. The portrait of a woman may be combined with flowers.

    Her latest paintings reflect the current state of our world. There is darkness and there is light. The artist likes to invite light into her life and artwork. The dove is a symbol of peace. Loves blossoms if nourished. Her latest series: "The Key". God gives us the "Key to Life". I feel gratitude - and I have to remind myself of that gift.

    Langhamer has worked with many Charities in the past and will do so in the future.

    So, I would bet that your work might be of the type I suggested earlier… commissioned by BMW for automobile advertising purposes and then also sold as a limited edition print of the original work without the advertising blurb.
    Last edited by Red-Coat; Nov 19, 2020 at 10:22 AM.

  15. #15
    us
    May 2009
    Florida
    Surf PI Pro/MXT/Quattro/Sovereign XS2 Pro
    2,904
    1927 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Good ID Red-Coat. That makes much more sense now.
    krazyace likes this.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Can you help me decipher this signature?
    By Charmin in forum Garage Sale Finds!
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Apr 03, 2015, 08:03 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: Nov 06, 2013, 08:51 PM
  3. Please help me ID artist signature and is this a print?
    By monsterman in forum Art, Paintings
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Jan 22, 2012, 02:29 AM
  4. signature on print
    By bomber in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jun 24, 2011, 10:08 AM
  5. Help with artists signature or title of painting
    By Sticks1 in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Feb 15, 2010, 07:45 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0