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23-11-2019, 11:02   #1
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Can anyone identify this marking?

Have a couple of unremarkable water colours of the black and divis mountains, but i note a symbol at the bottom of each that i cannot identify, does anyone have an idea? Hours of googling and asking auction houses have drawn a blank! Thank you in advance
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Have a couple of unremarkable water colours of the black and divis mountains, but i note a symbol at the bottom of each that i cannot identify, does anyone have an idea? Hours of googling and asking auction houses have drawn a blank! Thank you in advance

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Sorry set up thread via mobile, didnt know how to add, link attached now, apologies
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You started a thread on this before here https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...hp?p=111548680 with no response and so you're unlikely to get a response - at least from me.
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Have a couple of unremarkable water colours of the black and divis mountains, but i note a symbol at the bottom of each that i cannot identify, does anyone have an idea? Hours of googling and asking auction houses have drawn a blank! Thank you in advance
It wouldn't be for D company, for the army in Belfast.

The design behind it looks like a sunburst flag.

Google sunburst flag.

The sunburst has been used for over 150 years at this stage by Irish nationalist and Republican movements.

I think you'd be better talking to a historian of Irish Republicanism in Belfast than an art house.

Where did you get it, that'll change the focus as well.
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The creation of companies started in 1919 in Belfast,

The print looks like from the first 50 years.

Probably painted in prison, sold in a fundraiser or a gift on release.
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Oh it would be old, my grandad was from Belfast and was involved in the war of independence and then on to the free state army. Have been hanging in the house my whole lifetime but never thought to ask!
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Is there an artist's signature?
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Unfortunately none visible above the borders anyway
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Celtic interlace on the frame.

I'd guess it's the original frame.

You could carefully lift the back off, if it's like most frames, there may be a name or dedication on the back.

Was he jailed in the black and tan war.
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Celtic interlace on the frame.

I'd guess it's the original frame.

You could carefully lift the back off, if it's like most frames, there may be a name or dedication on the back.

Was he jailed in the black and tan war.
Thanks for all the input, even the Ulster University fobbed me off. I have a query out with an expert in the field so ill report back when i get anything new. Unfortunately both grand parents were gone by the time i was a young boy so i dont have a direct line, but my uncle may also be a help. Tks again
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Try the Republicans museum in Belfast, they might have seen some of the. Before.

Best of luck I'm curious myself now.
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Try the Republicans museum in Belfast, they might have seen some of the. Before.

Best of luck I'm curious myself now.
Great advice! I have reached out to Eileen Hickey in the museum.

Thanks again, yeah im intrigued!
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