Masefield, William

The Sailor’s Valentine. Nova Scotia. Circa 1975. It is a very striking work. Full of Heart and I really like the Piano motif on the carving of the fish. It measures about 12 inches high and the Fish is about 18 inches long.  Signed by the artist on the base: William Masefield.                                                                    $225.00

William Masefield Sailor's Valentine

William Masefield Sailor’s Valentine

I found this work some years back (about 12 or 15) in Nova Scotia. It is signed on the base “Wilm. Masefield” and that is about the only information that I have on it unfortunately. There are often mysteries around provenance in the field of outsider and folk art and here is another.

Detail of the signature:

William Mackfield Sailor's Valentine detail