Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum
There seems to be a large monogram bottom right - and possibly another inscription top left.
How about Joseph Mordecai ? as I see Monogram as JM
None of Mordecai's works on Art UK have such a disproportionately large and prominent monogram, Louis.
There is possibly a small inscription in the bottom left corner, though the marks could also just be abrasions on the paint.
And that big orange oval top left-possibly DA ???
Er --- I have just been looking at the Chown Photographs in the Morrab Photo archive- and well ,this painting looks just like a photo of Mrs Chown ---Dorothy (Dolly)Amy Chown's mother ???
Ah yes--Top left DAC--- Dorothy Amy Chown
That section, bottom left, as requested
Thank you David. There is nothing readable so perhaps it is just an optical effect on the digital image.
As a train-spotting footnote, the inverted text in the top left corner of the Morrab Photo archive photograph of Mrs. Chown is a fragment of Kenneth Grahame’s note on 'The Wind in the Willows'. Spinning the section the right way up (as attached), for the purposes of comparison the visible words are presented here in brackets:
“A book of (youth), and so perhaps chiefly for youth and those (who still) keep the spirit of youth alive in them; of life, sunshine, running water, (woodlands), dusty roads, winter firesides, free of problems, clear of the clash of the (sex, of life) as it might fairly be supposed to be regarded by some of the wise, small (things) that ‘glide in grasses and rubble of woody (wreck)’.”
Why these words by Grahame are attached to this photograph is unclear. Perhaps it was just an available page or sheet of paper upon which the photograph was printed.