Topic: Vintage poster or print found at thrift store..
First time member & posting here, so take it easy on me please..
Bought a framed picture at a thrift store last week. Paid under $5.00 because I liked the old wood frame.
Signed: Eugene de Blaas 1901 (lower right corner inside art area); white border lower left: Venetian Flower Vendor by Eugene de Blaas; white border lower right: In the collection of Haussner's Restaurant (Dexter Press pearl river NY.)
I know from my internet search that the original 39"x51" oil on canvas went to auction at Sotheby's Nov. 2, 1999--when Haussner's closed down after 70 years.
This scaled down copy (not oil on canvas) is 20.5"x25.5". It seems to be in the correct aspect ratio since all the detail seems present as compaired to the original.
I can't find any information on prints of this picture by this artist, other than pasted copies from post cards evidently sold out of Haussner's Restaurant--I think they had a gift shop.
I know this poster/print was made somewhere between 1939--when Frances Wilkie Haussner bought the original for the restaurant, and 1952--when Dexter Press moved from pear river to W. Nyack, NY.
Vintage poster or print? Well--I know the value is what I paid for it, but moreover some fun and education in researching it.