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Have original painting by unknown artist.

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Have original painting by unknown artist.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
What is the size?
At your convenience, please send photos.
A complete image of the 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.
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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.
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Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the painting is 17.5" l x 40" wide, We think the tag on the back of the painting reads : #705 A. Castella "Surroundings of Tivoli"
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
At your convenience, please add clear, in-focus close-up images of the signature on this painting.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no signature... There is a label on the back. I sent picture of that to you.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
From the images, I can see that the painting is signed in the lower left corner.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry about that I will get that to you after work today. Thank you. Joanne
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
No worries, Joanne.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you...
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the images of the signature.
~Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
One more request, please.
In order for me to help establish the age of this for you, please include a full view of the back side of this painting - do not remove from frame.
Thank you,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your time
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
Thank you for all the images, information and your patience.
This is an original early 20th century, circa 1930’s, oil painting that was done by an unlisted artist, A. Castella. Unlisted means that this artist does not sell at auction for collector or investment purposes but moreso for decorative wall art.
On today’s market, this can garner a high of $300 - $400 at auction. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $900.
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Nora