Today at my favorite antique store I found something quite interesting. I was immediately captivated by this large artwork in a lovely old frame.
At the bottom of the image, it appeared this was handwritten in pencil: Royal Academy 1910, "Galilee"
And the artist's signature, Herbert Schmalz.
I searched the artist Herbert Gustave Schmalz online, and found out that he is considered a Pre-Raphaelite, and was friends with William Holman Hunt and studied under Frank Dicksee. But I can't find anything about this artwork. Is it an original? Some sort of limited edition print with the signed bottom?
I compared his signature on the antique artwork to one I found online, and it's convincingly similar.
If anyone has any leads on how to find out more about this lovely artwork and what this print or piece is, I would welcome it!