British 19th C, except portraits, South West England: Artists and Subjects 4 Whose monogram is on this 1877 painting of horses in harness?

Topic: Artist

The Wilson, Cheltenham owns two pictures of horses in harness that share the same distinctive monogram and date.

Does anyone recognise this artist’s work, or could anyone decipher the letters?

Martin Hopkinson, Entry reviewed by Art UK


Peter Nahum,

It definitely reads from left to right FAP. However is that the correct order of initials, or are they FPA?

I have looked in both my original book on monograms and the manuscript volume I have kept since.I do not have it. Logically it should have been by Friedrich Wilhelm Keyl, but obviously it is not. I will keep thinking and hope someone comes up with the correct answer.

Peter Nahum,

The more I have thought about this - I think it is probably by Friedrich Wilhelm Keyl signing with a different monogram, which is not unknown when artists are under contract to another.

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