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I have a pastel painting of a Japanese shogun(i Think)

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hi! i have a pastel painting of a Japanese shogun(i Think) and am looking for more information on it. An Possibly a value if any. sineg lee hill looks like.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
What is the size?
At your convenience, please send more clear and in-focus photos.
A complete image of the artwork including frame both front and back (do not remove from frame), a clear in-focus close-up of the signature, and a close-up of the surface so I can see the texture will be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
If there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing on your board, then follow the steps on this link:
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I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok i will get that......
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hello! i am trying to send you further information but I can seem to find the reply button here
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
am lost here i seem to be missing something
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok the image is approximately 3 ft by 4 ft. wood frame
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the images.
At you convenience, please send more clear and in-focus close-up images of the signature.
As well, you mention pastel as the medium. Is the surface thick and built-up with lots of texture? Is it dry to the touch or does it leave residue on your fingertip if you touch the surface.
~Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
dry to the touch (texture feels like if i ran my fingers over dry mud full of finger lines) and here are some more clear images
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hope they help
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the additional info.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
In order to help you with this painting, I just need to see more clear and in-focus close-up images of the signature only.
If you could please send those at your convenience, it will be very helpful.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Signature is very faded and I used the macro feature while taking those but will try again, Thanks
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you.
Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok do you see the signature on image #2 thou???
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Yes, I did see image 2 and I cannot get a clear enough read on the first name of the artist.
There are a large number of listed artists with the last name Hill and none of them have the first name Lee.
~Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ooook ill blow them up little more then.. Thx
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i got some more images from the name hope they do help...
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Great, thank you.
~Nora
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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There,
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I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thanks