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 William Henry Chandler  (1854 - 1928)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey      Known for: still life and landscape painting

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Gerri tomitz

Chandler pastel
This is picture of cottage at edge of what appears to be either a winding river or lake with mountains in the distance. The cottage has a stream running along side and is surrounded by trees and some outcropping of rocks..
Very pretty. It is signed in right hand corner.
I just wonder if it has any value. I do enjoy it.

sue waltz

winter scene
Can anyone tell me about this winter Chandler pastel?
Sunset with cabin and buggy.


chandler signiture
My aunt and uncle are in their late 90's, still get around, but i received this picture with the Chandler signature and so i googled him and i find the signatures are so different, nothing consistent, i have found some that are like the one i have,but inconsistency make me wonder. I know mine is old, my uncle has had this for ever and like i said he up their in age (98).

Garry Jones

Cattle at watering Hole
I have this print with the signature Chandler on the left hand side. I cannot identify much else, it is in a old frame 1930 vintage or older. There are three cows standing in the water two in the field behind it and two houses in the background. Any information is welcomed.
Thank you


Painting by Chandler
I have an oil painting signed on the right with the name Chandler.. The name of the painting is Daisy Green. I was wondering of its value. Thank you.

Angela Ullrich

Cattle at the Watering Hole
I would like some information about this particular print! It's named, Cattle at the Watering Hole, #221copy righted 1895 by Muller Luchsinger & Co. New York. It is singled Chandler in the left bottom corner!
Thank you,
Angela Ullrich

Pat Heath

Lithograph - Chandler - winter moonlight - winter Christmas copy rite 1985
Looking for any more information and worth. Also have Easter Morning in the Katskills and moonlight on lake Chautauqua. No artist given for these prints. Very interested in info on these. Any assistance is welcome. Thank you.

john thorne

chandler picture
My picture only has Chandler on bottom left. No marking of date or anything. Moon with some cloud cover, bare trees and old fence with a couple looking back at old farm house and the moonlight. I took a photo of it in old frame and wish I could attach it here. Just looking for information.


waterfall by Chandler
waterfall painting by William Chandler, if anyone has any information, would very much appreciate it


Chandler painting (Icy Fields)
My husband has an old family picture and in the back of the picture is an old picture called Icy Fields and its signed chandler can any one tell me anything about it please


information on an oil painting
I have a two oil paintings that both have on the back this is not a reproduction and is not a cheap print but this is an original genuine oil painting by one of the best artists in the world and theres no signature. One if the paintings is of a camp fire and its glaring off two trees and glaring off a tipi tent to the right of the fire and a lake to the right if it and a moon to the right and the other one is a mountain scenery with birds flying over alake and two post in the ground and tied to the post is a kanoe and a few pine trees to the left if anyone has any info i would greatly appreciate it thank u, daniel

Sharry Mikell

Any Help Would Be Appreciated
I have an old oil painting, but it is on what appears to be a smooth, white stone. The stone/canvas has been "textured" by intentional scratches. It is of a little blonde haired girl, with a deep burgandy head band, wearing a dark green dress;etched in lines horizontally on the top of the dress and vertical lines on the bottom of the dress. She has a white blouse under the dress and the sleeves are a smooth texture. She has vivid blue eyes and one hand is reaching back to her shoulder and the other is near her mouth, with her pinky finger touching/in her mouth. She is leaning on a gold colored table and it has what might be green beans laying on the table, and there appears to be a burgandy bowl hanging on the wall above the beans on the table. The background is dark green, but in a different texture than her dress. Her skin is even textured with lines and painted a skin tone;although the lines appear to have traces of black too. The frame looks very old also. There is no glass covering the portrait. The back of the painting has black paper, but there is enough of a little tear, to see the stone canvas, that looks approximatly 1/4" thick. There is a place on the black paper, where the identifying label has been tore off. Any help or guidance will be greatly appreciated! I have never seen anything like this; the girl's eyes look like they are constantly following you. The girl is dressed like a peasant girl.


Frank Howards First Blossom of Spring
I have a litho of Frank Howard "First Blossom of Spring " There is a tag on the back of the frame that says 264 copyright 1886 by Miller Luchsinger & Co New York E. 1900 .... It shows a young girl with a flower basket holding the reins of a pony alongside a women also with a basket . The back ground has a river with bridge with two people on it, a house with barn and another women by some sheep .
Can anyone tell me where this location was and anything about the artis . I would like to include the info on the back side of the lithograph .
Should I be insuring this piece of art ? Marco

Susan Lawson

I have an Original William Henry Chandler Pastel
I am in possession of a signed Chandler pastel in its original frame/glass (excellent condition!) – approximately 29” x 16”. This piece hung in my great aunt’s home in Connecticut. When she passed away it was put in a closet in my parent’s home. My father passed away in October 2011 and just prior to his passing I came into possession of it. It is a stream scene with mountains in background, teepee, beached canoe, campfire with a figure inside the teepee. There is also writing on the back of the frame that I cannot quite make out except for the word “pastel.” I am trying to find out how much it is worth - or where, who I go to that is trustworthy. I live in Richmond, Virginia.


unsigned Chandler pastel (?)
Is it at all possible to have an unsigned Chandler pastel painting? The one I came across depicts a landscape with one tree, a pond w/ a small cottage across the waterway. I can find absolutely no signature. I brought it to a reputable dealer who alluded the painting was one of his, and that it was a "Hudson Valley School" work


Chandler Pastel
I have a Chandler Pastel in the original wood,swirly style frame,that is painted gold. The Pastel is of a Country Scene with a winding dirt road and trees with different fall colors. Birch trees are a common subject throughout the scene. It is signed at the bottom left hand corner in black chalk, Chandler. This Pastel was given to my Grandmother as a gift,from her parents,for her Wedding,on December 26,1922. Grandmother was born in Lille,France,on November 25,1900 and moved to the United States with her parents and other sibblings in 1902,just before Christmas. Her Father,went back to France to look for work from time to time between 1909 and 1914. He lodged in New York and New Jersey as he waited for transportation to France. He moved back to the U.S.A. for good in 1914,just before W.W.I. My Grandmother gave this Pastel to my Mother,in 1959 when she moved to Florida,to hang in the new house that my father built in 1957. It hung on the hallway wall of my parents home leading to the bedrooms for 50 years and survived 7 children, who were also raised in a Christian home. My Father passed away in October 1995, and my Mother moved out of the house in November of 2009 and gave the Pastel to me to hang in my new house that I built in 2004. It is hanging on my hallway wall, in its own cove as you come into my home, for all to see and enjoy. I will take a picture and post it on this site when the proper time of year comes into play, as to coordinate the theme of this Pastel with the time of year and to honor the most talented Pastel Artist of the 20th Century,William Henry Chandler.

John Z

Value of W H Chandler's Art Work
William Henry Chandler (1854-1928) was America's formost pastel artist. Since the original pastels were painted by the artist himself and his hired painters, his original art work (mostly pastel(chalk) paintings) does not have great value compared with other same time artists. His good kept original pastel paintings are in the range of $150-$400. I purchased one original pastel painting (framed and signed) in an auction recently about $185. A collection of his works can be found at: • The Pastel Museum Gallery

Paula Richmond

Pastel of woman, man, child
I have an original Pastel that says Chandler on it, but it is not a landscape or still life of fruit, but of a man holding high a chair that looks like he is going to throw it at a woman with a child hiding behind the woman. Did Chandler ever do any kind of pastel like this. Very Large In ornate antique frame.


Hi... I came across a print behind another print in an obvious old frame. it is obviouslt vintage of the mountains (snow capped)with trees and a waterfall into a lake.
The right hand signature appears to be chandler with a line under the d&l. Not sure if this pertains to William Chandler or not... but it looks like some of his other prints. Any help?
thank you


William Henry Chandler pastel
I recently bought a picture at a garage sale for $50 and what I liked about it was the ornate frame. It needed a new duster so I took it into a framing gallery. I got a call back from them saying they were having difficulty putting the picture back as it was smudging the glass and thought it was an original pastel. I did some research and found the picture to be an original by Chandler, signed in the bottom left hand corner. It is called Indian Encampment and I am curious to know in what year he created it. Can anyone help me with some history of the picture?

Wayne Chapman

chandler painting
I have a framed painting with note on back of frame showing to be 12x48 pastel #4093 with a lower right-side signature by Chandler.
Left halve of painting is wood-land with teepee and wood fire.
Right halve is lake with glaciered/snow mountain in distance. Would appreciate any info.


Chandler painting
I have a painting signed by chandler It has a moon and a person carring twigs on his backs with a river and small house on the river bank and a snowy landscape. Trying to find information about this painting.

roger kimble

cattle at the watering place chandler
i would like to know about the painting cattle at the watering place

W Schonert

William Chandler "Sunday in the Country"
I am trying to locate info for a relative of mine that has this painting from a great great grandma or great great great grandma. We are trying to find the year it possibly painted and an approximate value.


Chandler origin
I was given years ago, a painting by Chandler. It looks like chalk (as you can tell, I'm not an artist), but it is stunning and the frame is an original. It is a home or cabin sitting on the waters edge, large trees surround it and it might be a Spring evening. The water is glistering from a full moon. I intend to research but any information would be welcomed.

Hank Vanderbeek

William Henry Chandler Signature
The bio says his students signed for him on occasion. His sig is on both bottom leaft and bottom right. Did students sign on one side and the artist on the other side? Any way to tell his signature versus a students'? Any info about the sig and or artist would be helpful. Thanks.


circular Chandler pastel in circular frame
I have seen dozens of Chandler pastels over 30 years but recently saw a circular image in the original circular frame. Has anyone else ever seen another?

Terri Richards

Chandler water colour
I have a painting by Chandler,
signed in left corner. It is of sheep being driven to a stream
coming over a waterfall. There is a small watermill on the other side of the stream. Any info?
Thank you.


indian encampment: fire on the right
My pastel is of an indian encampment on the right side painting. The frame seems more art nuevo and was wondering the exact date. My pastel is not signed, but is shown on this site. Thanx for any info.


william chandler pastel
I have a William Chandler pastel
called "Seascape with Moon". It has been in my family since 1923. It came from my great-grandmother whose maiden name was Chandler. I don't know if they were related in some way --she lived in Nebraska. My great-grandmother died in 1958 at the age of 96. She was 8 years younger than William Chandler. Does anyone know anything about his family history? I am not sure where she came from before she settled in Nebraska.



karen maness

I also have a painting signed Chandler title sleighing by moonlight
any information will be appreciated


I have a painting /pastel of an endless road lined with trees and the road thatis


ing toward the sunset. It is signed by chandler,however I find no dates. It has been in the family for 75 or more years.
I would like any information.

Jo Biddle

Still life of fruit
I have a 20 x 30 original pastel still life of fruit. Chandler appears in the lower left corner. It has a 2 inch cherry wood frame. It has been in my family for 50 years and was purchased at an estate sale in Indiana. Is it possible that this is a work by William Henry Chandler? There is no date or copywright mark.

Thank you for any help or guidance.


Ocean painting
Hi I have a painting that has the name of Chandler on it. IT is is very old. It has a light house in the back ground of it and alot of rocks. The name Chandler in the right hand corner bottom of the painting. I was wandering if anyone on here can tell me if it is his painting. I have pictures of it.

Betty Dehnert

W. Chandler
I have an oil painting on a 16 x 20 canvass signed W Chandler. Fall scene with small cabin, lake, and snow mountain in background. Excellent condition, unframed, appreciate any info, thank you

Gary Tebo

William Chandler
I have an old oil painting with the name Chandler in lower left. The subject is a hay wagon pulled by horses in a stream. I can't make out the first name, but it has l's and an m in it. Do you think it is possible it is by William Chandler? G. Tebo Buffalo, NY I can email a digital photo of the painting if you would like. Painting aprrox 11" x 15"

jane pyle mcgowan

identify Chandler picture title
Greetings, we have a painting of game rabbit & pheasants tied by a string any info would be greatly appreciated.

Gene Shaver

old english country side
I received an original by an artist last name of "chandler", my parents had the piece since the 30's any information prior to this is unknown to me, any informaation is greatly appreciated it is signed in the lower right with just a last name.

Tom Golibart

Sleigh & log cabin
I have an old black framed portrait signed in the left corner Chandler. Horse (2) drawn sleigh with a man & women and a person walking down the drive. The cabin sit off centered in a winter dusk setting. I love it & would like to know more. Thank you and Happy New Year..

James Schwartz

Silent Night
Does anyone know anything of this title? I have a small framed picture of a winter dusk scene, a stone house with one lit window, on a lane with another further back, lit by a full moon. The picture looks like probably taken from a magazine with type at the bottom "Silent Night" and "By Chandler". I really like this picture and would like to know something about it.


A.S.SMITT oil painting 1845
Does anyone know about this artist?
He painted a sceen depicting a camp of soldiers/fort with Idians in the hills. I believe he might have been a soldier there


Since my last post 01/09/2007 I have purchased 3 more original Chandlers. I also have 3 prints,2 of which are still in the original frames with wood slats in the back. Where can I find more information on this artist?

claudia ritter

william chandler art
I have a signed w. chandler pastel that my mother left me.(she was from Exeter NH) I would like to return it to the chandler family if they want it.

Dee Kramer

I have a Pastel, 16 x 20, with marking on the back, Exposition Universelle. I am not able to read some of the words, but France is also part of the information.
It is a winter scene, on large cabin and one small, some trees, sky is blue with patch of yellow, small bridge. Please e-mail me and I will upload a picture of the art piece and markings on the back. Thanks.

Guy Richards

Chandler print: Sunny Childhood
I have a print by Chandler entitled "Sunny Childhood" copyrighted 1895 by Muller, Luchsinger & Co. of N.Y. I would appreciate any information about it. Thank you.

Dee Kramer

I think I have a pastel by Chandler; it is a winter scene, one large cabin and one small, some trees, sky is blue with patch of yellow. I has a very old blue interesting frame. It has information on the back about International Exposition Paris, France
Does anyone have information on it. Thanks.


Chandler dark pastel print
I have a print signed with chandler in the left hand corner. The print is dard ( as if black and white, or dawn with a scene of still river with a left over little row boat on the right of a bank with a tree on the right and montains in the background with a cabin faintly at the bottom near the river or lake . It really looks like a scene at is number 22-- through wind...I can not make out the additional letter...any help is appreciated...Thanks in advance..


Yes there is a website. the pastels masters museum gallery. just google search or yahoo search for the website. it has beautiful pictures, a history and a photo of chandler. there is also articles on care of pastels.



Janice Lindsay

W.Chandler signed artwork
Did Chandler ever do B & W etchings? I have one signed on reverse of framed pic - approx 500 x 400mmm.

gail rhode sheldon

book about chandler
"the power of pastels" by June Rhode..
There is a book about pastels and a chapter about wm. chandler is also included, along with other artists of this era. it is a price guide and history of pastels. it has over 120 color photographs with color paragraphs on chandlers original pastel works, and a little about the artist. it is out of print but still available.

Beth Stephens

Chandler signed chalk
I have a chalk landscape with a cottage, river and beautiful trees in it, but it is signed on the bottom left. Is this actually one of his?
Thank you



Mary Stelow

Chandler signed art
I have an older, large, beautiful landscape done in chalk and signed in the bottom rt. hand corner as "Chandler". Did Wm Henry Chandler ever work in this medium (?) and/or sign his work this way? Thank you. Mary

nanda cotturone

William Henry Chandler signature
Do you know if Chandler ever
signed W Henry or William Henry on his oil landscrapes?


Chandler pastel "A Winter Solitude"
I believe I have a Wm Henry Chandler pastel print, #283 copyrighted 1893 by Muller, Luchsinger & Co., NY. It is entitled "A Winter Solitude". It is a winter scene, bare trees on each side of stone bridge with a wide stream running beneath. Quite lovely, although it appears to have some water damage around the edges. It came from my great grandmothers house in Hardwick, MA back in the 1930's. It's in a very old beautifully designed leafy wooden frame, with a split wood backing held with nails. It appears to have an original signature in the lower left corner, but since it is a print I am not sure. Any information would be apprecaited. Thank you.


Chandler fruit pastel
I have what appears to be a william henry chandler pastel approx. 25-1/2 x 17-1/2 and then surrounded by a 3" frame. I cannot find a date, it is signed in the lower right "Chandler" and backed with two pieces of wood. It is of fruit spilling out of a wicker basket...purple grapes with lots of leaves, pears, peaches and green apples. Upon looking through a magnifying glass, the surface of the work appears sort of granulated. It is my understanding that the chalk he used was from France and then mixed with glue and sand. Does anyone have any idea of the origin or name of this work?

Dianne S. Santos

Title of Chandler
I have a signed Chandler --three men in a boat with moon shining on lake/river.
Cottage on each side. Dark and intriguing. How do I find the title?


Does anyone know the titles of these Chandlers?
I have two Chandler pastels - one is a scene from somewhere in the Hudson Valley in NY I presume; the other is of a sloop or cutter sailing on the ocean.

Any info appreciated --- Thank you!


chandler pastels
Just bought my first chandler and it is a beautiful ocean scene.

roger watke

Chandler signature
I came upon a print signed chandler--no first name, just chandler--appears to be the right circa. Is there a sample of william henry chandler's signature? did he just sign chandler or first/last name etc.?


William Henry Chandler
I own many of his pastels. There are always some being sold on eBay. Prints have little value. The pastel paintings generally sell from $100 to $1000. Seems most end up in the $250-400 price range. I've seen some closer to $2000, but they are the huge ones with fine original frames, and in perfect condition.

They tend to sell for more at auctions than at eBay. But then the seller gets less as well.

They are increasingly popular. I have one of his "blue ones" and would love another.

And yes, he did still f life paintings of fish.



Frank's Chandler Oil Painting
Frank, your oil painting was obviously not created by William H. Chandler since he died in 1928.


Has anyone ever seen a pastel by Chandler of dead fish? I have a 20 by 10 signed pastel with three fish hanging by line. The third fish is tucked in beside the other two. It is different shades of green. They could be pike???Could anyone tell me anything about this artwork? Thankyou

Ray Blake

Might these be by William Henry Chandler?
1895 Muller Print: Skating by Moonlight.
Pastel: Shows a lake, sailboats, and a cottage.

Gerri Napli

signature of william Henry Chandler
I have a picture by him but am not sure if the signature is right.

Cynthia Horvath

Lucky Find
I recently acquired a beautiful pastel drawing signed Chandler. After researching the artist I am certain it is by William Chandler. It is small, approxiamtely 12 x 24. The picture is that of a tree near water with boats and farm house in the back. It is typical of Chandlers style. The frame is old, looks handmade with gold-type fancy wooden spirals. I found it at a Goodwill store in the US for a few dollars. If you have any information to share on this artist, please contact me. Thank You. CH

kent coughlin

I have a painting singed CHANDLER it is of the ocean .Waves crashing on the capes birds in the air and sale boats off in the disstance.A windy day by the looks off things.its about 8 inches hight by 18 inches long with a 2-3 mat around it,AND HAS A VERY NICE 2 INCH DARK WOOD FRAME.anyway just going for any info it was a gift to my grandparants in 1921.


William Henry Chandler
I have 5 pastel landscapes by Chandler, including one which was a wedding present to my grandparents. I have been told that Chandler had affiliations on both sides of the US/Cdn border and that he did pastels in brown tones and some in blues. The blues are much rarer, and worth 3-4 times the value of the browns. The browns in vintage frames are each worth in the neighborhood of $5-700.US for antique value.

gail rhode sheldon

the power of pastels
There is a book about pastels and a chapter about wm. chandler is included, along with other artists of this era. it is a price guide and history of pastels.
You can go to to purchase the book or or there is a website to view information about the book
the power of pastels by June Rhode
UPC: 9780970413604
ISBN: 0970413602

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