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Friday, September 3, 2010

WHAT A FIND!

I just looked up my new Lady in the red dress! It is by M. Ditlef...it is called "Sonata"...it is for sale on the net...for $150.00 to $1500.00 big ones! Depending on if they are signed or not and have a tag...mine is signed and has a tag! They were also lithographed in Chicago by Turner Manufacturing...

You are right Sandi...it was a GREAT FIND! I am so excited!

13 comments:

  1. Not only is it a great find, it's gorgeous too! I could see that painting being the inspiration for a whole room.

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  2. Thank you Leah! It has had me so excited to get back on that living room all day!

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  3. That's wild! That's why I love second-hand shops... it's like a constant great big treasure hunt. She'll hang happily in your home!

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  4. My grandma has a similar picture...I will have to look more closely when I go over there next! What a find!

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  5. I have this painting as well, it's signed but I'm not sure what you mean by "tagged".

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  6. They have a tag on them on the back that shows the number in which they were made and where they were made and then some have a tag on the front in metal that identifies the name of the painting. I hope this helps you!

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  7. That is such a beautiful picture. Even if it did't have any monetary value I love it and would hang it up!

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  8. I just found one of these at a thrift store too! I didn't pay that much either but don't think I would sell it since it is so beautiful.

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  9. Good for you! Beautiful find indeed.Found one myself at an estate sale in a mansion. It's a litho and signed M. Ditlef. I want to keep it but my partner wants me to get rid of it. Urggg

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  10. I have this exact painting. I found it in a little thrift store in MD about 9 years ago. I don't know anything about it. It looks very old. It has a kind of yellow color about it. Telling me that not only that it is old, but maybe the previous owner was a smoker? It has the M.Ditlef in the lower left hand corner. The frame however does not have the little plate with the name of the painting and the artist on it. The paper backing was crumbling and falling off when I got it. It looks as thought the previous owner attempted to use masking tape to attach it back on. The only thing that is on the back of my painting is a stamp that says Sonata on it. A little more than half of the paper has crumbled and fallen off over time. I've had it put away in packing paper for the last 5 years because we are a military family and move often. I was thinking about giving it to my sister because I never put anything on the walls of my home because we move every 3 years. So putting pictures on my walls every 3 years gets a little old, but I decided to take it out of it's packing paper this morning and look at it and decided that I just can't part with it. Where would the number on the back of the painting have been located. Like I said the only thing on the back of mine in the middle of it there's a stamp that says Sonata. The top half of the paper is missing. Thanks for your help!!

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  11. I have this exact painting. I found it in a little thrift store in MD about 9 years ago. I don't know anything about it. It looks very old. It has a kind of yellow color about it. Telling me that not only that it is old, but maybe the previous owner was a smoker? It has the M.Ditlef in the lower left hand corner. The frame however does not have the little plate with the name of the painting and the artist on it. The paper backing was crumbling and falling off when I got it. It looks as thought the previous owner attempted to use masking tape to attach it back on. The only thing that is on the back of my painting is a stamp that says Sonata on it. A little more than half of the paper has crumbled and fallen off over time. I've had it put away in packing paper for the last 5 years because we are a military family and move often. I was thinking about giving it to my sister because I never put anything on the walls of my home because we move every 3 years. So putting pictures on my walls every 3 years gets a little old, but I decided to take it out of it's packing paper this morning and look at it and decided that I just can't part with it. Where would the number on the back of the painting have been located. Like I said the only thing on the back of mine in the middle of it there's a stamp that says Sonata. The top half of the paper is missing. Thanks for your help!!

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  12. I recently inherited the Sonata. I actually remember going with my mother to a hug store in StLouis when I was around 7 yrs old when she bought it. The picture now lovingly hangs over my couch In my living room as it use to hang over my mothers couch in her living room. The picture is signed and is in the original frame the picture and frame are in excellent condition. I will be 72 this year, 2017, I have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren one day one of them will inherit the picture. I hope it stays in our family and becomes an heirloom. It is quit a beautiful picture. The lady always reminded my brothers and Inof our mother.

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  13. I have this painting and its signed has metal tag on front and tagged on back. Does that increase the value.

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