Oil on canvas. Heavy wood with canvas stretched over with metal staples to secure. About 2' x 1.5'. #9263 on back (see pic) Signed by W. Chapman. Landscape: Night time waterfall, forest & mountains under the moon
Found it in a thrift store
This is a vintage original painting of a winter alpine landscape in moonlight with waterfall and mountains that dates to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, 1950’s - 1970’s measuring 24" x 18" and is signed W. Chapman. There are quite number of paintings in this ilk signed W. Chapman, though scant information on who this person may be. It is more likely a moniker used by several people in an art factory setting. It is by what is known as an unlisted artist, meaning one that does not sell at auction for fine art collector and investor purposes, but a painting that is more intended for decorative framed original wall art for the home, hotel or lobby setting. Oftentimes, the artist’s name that is on the painting is fictitious and they painted in factory settings in Mexico and China. They were sold in decorator shops, furniture show room stores and department store furniture sections. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.