Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Allene Lamour (?)

Allene Lamour (?) ~ After researching for Allene Lamour , I hit a dead end. Luckily, we received a tidbit from a equally curious person. Here is the information we received:
"Allene Lamour "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"

As you might know Morris and Bendien N.Y. in 1900-1940 brought out affordable prints that copied many popular styles of original artists. The Louis Icart style print you sell above has a special anatomical error which I think was done intentionally by one of their staff artists. Allene Lamour I'm sure was a made up name to give the print some validity since the artist style copied was French. We have an original framed print of the one you offer. My family has owed this for as long as I can remember, but only a few years ago I looked at it closely and thought there was something about her feet that didn't seem right. And 'right' is the key, as she has two right feet. My theory with little historical information is, here you are a staff artist copying the styles of some popular artists. Insult to injury, there is no recognition of your talent but a paycheck as some fake artist name is created to make the buyer feel more classy. So to make it yours and known to your family and friends you take a calculated risk. It's all in the toes! So, this may be some insignificant little fluff but your company is perhaps one of few who offer this print. Worth a potential smile in your finding out about it.

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Anonymous said...

Hi, great blog. I, too have been searching for a Gallery Graphics mini magnetic calendar. The stock # is 1710-0014. It features a lovely Victorian girl in a yellow dress, holding a red parasol, a baksket, and a puppy. She gracefully sits on a log fence, and is surrounded by turkeys. I think the year of the calendar is 2000 or 2001. Again, great blog!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful art and in pink! My favourite is Jonathan Earl Bowser....and many others!

Anonymous said...

so is this picture worth anything but a smile? i have one with a different more ornate frame, which was given to me by my friend. so will never part with it, but just wanted to know. thank you Linda

Anonymous said...

I own one, too. It was in my bedroom as long as I can least 60 years. I always called it the pink lady and love it still.

Harry said...

I have a framed copy of "He loves me, He loves me not" My father offered this to my mother, maybe 40 years ago. Wondering if it's worth anything?