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    Help with Signed Painting, Please!

    Hello, I have a painting that is signed on the back likely with the date artist and title

    Just need to know what it says??, thanks for any help - here is the link below for the picture, sorry its a bit faded in some spots

    http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq5/ ... ting-1.jpg

    http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/q...painting-1.jpg


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    Re: Help with Signed Painting, Please!

    A few words are abbreviated to their first letters, so I can guess them only (they are in italics).

    Balakshin E.G. (Балакшин E.Г.) <- a painter
    YOB - 1962
    canvas, oil, 67x78 (cm)
    "Still life with elder(-berry)"
    The painting was made in 1989.

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    Re: Help with Signed Painting, Please!

    Thanks a lot for your help, really appreciated

    Just wondering, are you sure about the (-berry) part? The actual picture is a still life and I dont see anything that looks like elderberry unless it is the branches, maybe it refers to the actual tea or something?

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    Re: Help with Signed Painting, Please!

    I dont see anything that looks like elderberry unless it is the branches, maybe it refers to the actual tea or something?
    Yes, it refers to the branches. In Russian the same word can be used to denote elder (as a plant in general, its branches, etc.) and elderberries, so without seeing the actual painting I could not say what the painter meant.

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    Re: Help with Signed Painting, Please!

    Thanks!

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