R A Foster update.

For some time now I have been researching into the life and work of the flower artist Rebecca Ann Foster or R A Foster as she always signs her work. She first held my attention when I discovered her beautiful paintings of roses on postcards that were published at the beginning of the 20th century. She was, however, a fine artist who exhibited many paintings in various galleries. Together with information about her life I am endeavouring to compile a list of the works she produced and the postcards she had published.

To add complication to this I have, in the last week, discovered that there have been a number of prints published by one of the companies who published her postcards. When I feel I have finally achieved my task I will include the research in one of my stories.

14 thoughts on “R A Foster update.”

  1. Yvonne Bullimore

    I have a print exactly the same as the one to the left on this page. It is on card and presently unframed. It’s been in the family since the early 1900s. Is it worth enough to have it framed?

    1. Thank you very much for your email. In monetary terms I do not think your print is worth very much and the framing would most likely cost more than the print is worth but if you like it and it has been in the family for a long time then it is worth a great deal to you and therefore would be worth framing. It is a beautiful painting. The one I have I believe to be the original painting but it is very difficult to tell; it is very fragile, on very thin paper stuck to a board. Having said that I bought some of Rebecca’s watercolours recently and removed the frames. I like them so much more without the frame, especially as I want to preserve them in a file rather than on a wall. Really it is personal choice. Prints of her paintings can be bought for as littles as £5 – £10 and her paintings on postcards for as little as £3 – £5. Her original paintings seem to attract between £50 and £300. I hope this helps.

  2. I have a print that is 6 x 8 entitled Apple Blossom out of the frame but glued to cardboard. Says printed in England on right side and 14. F.R., London on left side. not sure how to send you a picture . in pencil written on it 2 1/2 My email is gtbpur@aol.com if you are interested in seeing it I will have my granddaughter help me. Some purple flowers in a green pot next to apple blossom in a bigger pot, and ceramic dish in front .

    Bea Purcell Evansville IN

  3. I have a print entitled “Spring Flowers” on the bottom left there is a number 1015-14. Is this of interest to you?

    1. Sorry I haven’t replied sooner. The number on the print is interesting but I cannot identify the printer as it does not tally with any others I have. If you have the time to send me an attachment to drelizabethperks@gmail.com I would be grateful.

  4. I have a Delphiniums and Sweet Peas 118/10. I also have a 118/80 but it has no title to it. I was wondering if you could tell me a bit about them?

    Thank you,

    1. Sorry not to have responded sooner. I am afraid I can tell you little as I do not recognise the numbers. Are they originals or prints?

  5. I have a picture in a frame. It is the one on the right side called roses. It has her signature on the back. But the thing is. It has a Christmas saying on it. From a funeral home in Dayton Ohio. I know it’s probably not worth anything but if you would like to see it maybe I could send you a photo.

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