Nellie ChristmasHelen Storer
I have two very old painting I brought from an antique dealer who said he had got them from a country farm sale in Western australia . I was attracted to them they looked more like pictures of Tasmania or New Zealand the painting are quite dark I have had them restored and cleaned and re framed by the Art gallery in WA I tried to save the frame as quite ornate but unfortunately. to much damaged . I have had them framed in a similar fashion. I was wondering if they might be Ernest Christmas works or a relative as they are signed Nellie Christmas 1901. Would appreciate anyone thoughts. I know Ernest family did spend time in WA.
Ernest Willaim ChristmasPaul Cassidy
"He did not mind what hardships he endured so long as he found subjects for his brush."
A detailed illustrated life of Ernest (NB not Ernst) William Christmas can be found at his named website.