But look, called out niece Marina, (to whom we must credit these photos). Look at the signature on the painting.
Not really believing our eyes, we looked further down and saw that our eyes were not deceiving us and that in fact, the painting was painted by fellow Armenian Mihran K. Serailian (see below).
As she wrote this blog recording her feelings of surprise and admiration for an artist who was hitherto unknown to her, Marash Girl checked the internet for any references she could find on the artist, and she found the following artist biography at ASKart.com:
Mihran K. SERAILIAN
1867 - 1957.
Mihran Kevork Serailian was born in Caesarea, Armenia on November 9, 1867. Having spent a considerable time in Egypt, he arrived in Boston in 1892 and then accepted a position to teach in Indiana at Taylor University. He settled in San Francisco in 1900. He was a good friend of Luther Burbank and did many botanical illustrations for him. His works include landscapes, florals and portraits. Exhibitions: Bruner's Gallery (Santa Rosa), 1910; City of Paris (San Francisco), 1924; Hotel Huntington (Pasadena), 1926. During the 1930's, he worked in New York City with his wife Marie. He died in San Francisco on Sept. 7, 1957.
[His wife, Marie Serailian was born in Texas on May 29, 1889. Mrs. Serailian died in San Mateo, CA on July 20, 1973. An accomplished painter, her works are rare.]
Search as she might, Marash Girl found no additional information, other than one auction record. Any information leading to the recovery of more info on this artist and/or his wife Marie Seraillian, also an artist, would be greatly appreciated!