Posted by J Burnham on December 01, 03 at 23:32:52:
In Reply to: Re: "SILENT PRAYER"
: : I HAVE A PAINTING OF "SILENT PRAYER" BY BOOBIS, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME HISTORY ON IT? THANK YOU
: I also have a print but know nothing about it. Did you find out anything? If you did or do can you please share it with me. I am presently having it mounted in an antique frame I just bought. I also saw a very large print in an antique store I visited last February in South Western Ontario around the Goderich area.
Hi! It was the original "old man praying" painting. Boobis was the artist and the old man in the painting is his friend that worked to support both of them while Boobis pursued his art career. "Grace" was the knock off mass produced painting of the same theme.
Boobis captured the true feel of the old man being thankful for his hunk of stale bread and soup. Also, the light shining through the glasses is a nice touch. The copy you have was a supermarket premium in the late 60's to early 70's. Value....about $20. I'm looking for one again as mine was distroyed in a move. So, if anyone has one for sale...email me!