Can anyone help me with the Artist please.
New here, I hope this is the right place to post this.
I inherited these two paintings from my Grandmother, they were her mothers, my great grandmother with the family name Paterson. She lived in Scotland & northern England and I assume they are Scottish landscapes. I remember them from my grandparent’s hall as a boy, I am now 63, so I presume they came into the family in the late 1800’s / early 1900’s, but cannot be sure.
They are 71 by 91cm, oil on canvas, timber frames, I had to take them out of frames to be shipped home to Australia for my Victorian farm house with high ceilings.
I know they are not great but mean a lot to me, my grandfather who was a amateur artist was very derogatory about them, from his side he was related to William Morris so could be a tad critical. To me they mean a lot and will stay in the family for my daughter to inherit when I am gone.
I cannot read the signature and have tried to find who the artist was, I want to get them cleaned and a few things sorted out, a few marks on the fronts, but depending on the artist this ‘may’ make me not spend too much, yet to decide.
If anyone can help I would be eternally grateful.