Photo credit: The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council
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?
Close-up images of the two signatures are attached.
FAP, at first sight.
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.
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.