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Drawing of 112

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:15 pm
by msmart112
This drawing was on the wall in the TV room when the DeFeos lived there...

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Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:19 pm
by Chichibcc
Very nice....I wonder who did it.

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:46 pm
by evanguy2004
Very nice...I'm curious to know. Is that an entirely new boathouse that Wilson built? I know they say he fixed the foundation from sinking. When I look at current pictures that boathouse now looks totally different.

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:23 pm
by BellWitch74
Ooh, I like it!

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:35 am
by evanguy2004
msmart112 wrote:This drawing was on the wall in the TV room when the DeFeos lived there...

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Look at how the boathouse looks today? Totally rebuilt? I think so!

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Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:12 pm
by VintageBoy91
msmart112 wrote:This drawing was on the wall in the TV room when the DeFeos lived there...

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Yes, it would be interesting to know who the drawer was and from which year it is. I think it must be from the 60s.
Was the front side of the house also white in the 60s? (During the 70s it was black)
Nice shrub/tree in front of the house. :lol:

Unfortunately I can't read the painter's signature (it is a signature, isn't it?) in the lower right corner. :(

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:43 pm
by KevinW
Chichibcc wrote:Very nice....I wonder who did it.
Looks like the artist's signature over the driveway at the bottom right.

Kevin

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:47 pm
by VintageBoy91
KevinW wrote:
Chichibcc wrote:Very nice....I wonder who did it.
Looks like the artist's signature over the driveway at the bottom right.

Kevin
But we can't read the signature, unfortunately.

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:30 am
by Rokiisun
I always found that drawing impressive. Infact, most of the artworks the Defeos had on display throughout the house were pretty impressive, including the family portraits. My favourite has to be the massive wall painting in the kitchen.

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:06 pm
by Dan the Damned
VintageBoy91 wrote:Nice shrub/tree in front of the house. :lol:
"Sometimes the shrub was as big as the house." ;)

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:53 am
by Anarane
This drawing saddens me. When commissioned - by a friend or a pro or whomever - it must have symbolised so much to the family. It just shows exactly how important the home was to the DeFeos - for how many of us have drawings/paintings of our houses mounted someplace?!

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:29 am
by elijah95912
Well, I was reviewing this post, and thought of ways to get this picture to reveal the identity of the artist. So, I used Windows Live Photo Gallery and messed with the brightness, contrast, etc. But after I did that, I got the signature (well sorta...) I could tell that it said something like Burtog, or Bartog. I know the name sounds funny, but thats what it looks like. I'm not quite sure about that last name, but the first name is something like that. I couldn't really see it on the computer, but when I took a picture of it with my iPhone, you could really tell what it said.

Here is the signature up close: http://s1276.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... sort=3&o=0

And here is the signature where i darkened the lining of the text: http://s1276.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... sort=3&o=1

Sorry, I couldn't upload them as photos.

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:41 am
by BooshaGirl
Anarane wrote:This drawing saddens me. When commissioned - by a friend or a pro or whomever - it must have symbolised so much to the family. It just shows exactly how important the home was to the DeFeos - for how many of us have drawings/paintings of our houses mounted someplace?!
Yeah, it is kind of sad. However, I *do* have a photo of my house hanging in the hall. We are only the second owners (the previoius owners grew up and moved out and the old lady died in what is now one of my daughter's bedrooms--natural causes). I have no fear of ghosts...and if Mrs. Kudla roams our hallways, she's free to do it (and I told her so), so long as she doesn't spook us.

Anyway, I saw one of the previous owners at a special Mass at my church (they live further north but were in town that day) and I asked them if they'd like to see their house and see the changes we made to it. They gladly accepted. It was lovely. They walked around, told us stories of their childhood and whose room was who's. They liked the changes we made (cosmetic) and truly appreciated the "tour." A few weeks later, we received two photos in the mail. One of when the house was being built and still had no awnings...and another from the 1960's. There were more trees (gone when we bought house) and a few minor things, but I love having these comparison photos.

Re: Drawing of 112

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:11 am
by Cole00
That is a very nice drawing of the house. Do u know who the artist is