Signature illegible to me. In most cases the signature on oils is either illegible or unknown. Paying to find out would be expensive, and I do not feel it is sensible unless you think a work is worth thousands or hundreds of thousands. I doubt VERY much this one is …. but the artist is VERY talented. The vast majority of artists do not receive the credit they deserve. That does not need to stop you from enjoying a hand made work of art by a very talented artist. I leave it to you to research if you wish.
frame was falling apart. I framed this myself in hand polished solid cherry frame. Find out why I make my own frames here.
Any “distortion” in the frames is an illusion caused by the photography… I am not set up to take pictures of large items.
NOTE: This is a very unusual work….. a real conversation piece. Funds were tight in the 30’s and 40’s when I believe this was painted. This seems to have been painted on an old tablecloth of that era. Has certainly stood the test of time. A VERY talented artist who obviously had money problems, but HAD to paint. I for one am glad he did. I was tempted to find out who…. but the expense stopped me.