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Wigan Pier   Views: 1263
Another photo of Wigan Pier   Comments: 13
Photo: DTease   Item #: 30568  
Another photo of Wigan Pier

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  Andrew, this is a photo of a picture that I bought at a Car Boot Sale some years ago. I can't make out the name of the Artist but he must have been stood on almost the same spot that you stood to take your photo THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER 2.

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Comments by John G, 28th May 2018  
DTease: This is a very good painting, pity you don't know the Artist, He or She has certainly captured the water in light and shade.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 28th May 2018  
DTease, is your painting a reproduction on fabric?

Comments by DTease, 28th May 2018  
There is a signature on it John G, in the bottom right hand corner but my tired old headlights canít make it out.

No, itís not on fabric Philip. I think itís just a print of the original. Mind you iím no expert on such things.

Comments by John G, 29th May 2018  
DTease: I've opened my screen magnification a few times and come up with this, the first letter looks like a fancy T, so Tabyner. Now all those who do landscape painting will say oh yeah? Or I might be totally wrong and they say who's he talking about. Anyway I hope it rings a bell to someone.

Comments by DTease, 29th May 2018  
John G, it looks like the picture came with the frame so some one must have bought it originally as it is now. Mind you, it could be forty or fifty years old so maybe we will never know.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 29th May 2018  
I'm no art expert - just an enthusiast -, but I'm confident that the printer wouldn't have chosen this 'lively' gold frame. DTease is happy with it though, and equally happy with the satin appearance of the excellent print that it surrounds. Both the artist's moniker ('or nom de plume?') and printing process could reveal more; this print could be part of a series i.e., Views of England, Views of Lancashire, Ö .
Don't give up on the artist's name, John!

Comments by DTease, 30th May 2018  
John G/Philip, I'm informed by a better pair of eyes than mine that the first letter of the name could be a D, and her best guess at the name is "Dakagne".

Comments by John G, 31st May 2018  
DTease: I wouldn't have got that in memory of man, still as one famous bloke once said, all roads lead to Wigan.

Comments by Philip Gormley, 31st May 2018  
Thanks DTease.
Still no joy in confirming the artist's name, I see, but I believe the details, shown below, will lead you to your print's 'former life', and also to the fact that its image had been somewhat larger, on leaving the printer's workshop.
A smashing print nonetheless.

The Auction Centre - Cheshire
Auction 285
Category 4
Lot number 120.

Comments by DTease, 31st May 2018  
Blimey Philip! How the eck did you find that?. It's definitely the same picture. A brilliant piece of detective work on your part Philip.

I wonder if you could do something with this bit of information that I found?
I found on Google an Artist by the name of Donald DAKEYNE born 1931. Apparently he was an artist of Drawings and Watercolours and he trained at Bolton College of Art. I wonder if he is the one?

Comments by Philip Gormley, 31st May 2018  
DTease, Dakeyne's signature on his painting 'Old Barn Longsleddale ...' is easily discernible - looks like he's your man.
Now where's that calabash?

Comments by DTease, 31st May 2018  
I've had a look Philip, and you're right it's definitely the same signature.
I've enjoyed that. It's amazing how much interest you can derive from an old painting from a Car Boot costing no more than a couple of quid.

Comments by John G, 31st May 2018  
DTease/Philip: Well done finding this Artist, and from 1931 brilliant!

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