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My mom and dad purchased two oil paintings in the 1940's. We

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My mom and dad purchased two oil paintings in the 1940's. We discovered that one of them was an original Guy Wiggins and we sold it at auction for $80,000. The other painting is not signed but looks like the work of Porfirio Salinas. Is it possible to authenticate without a signature?
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 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.
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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 1 year ago.
Hi Nora,
I took a few shots of the painting but they may not be clear enough. Of course I forgot to measure it but it is centered over a king bed so I would guess it to be around 36x24. There is no signature. At one time I removed it from the frame to see if it was covered, but no signature, or on the back. I will be happy to reshoot and obtain any more specifics that you need. Mu mom also has what appears to be about a 12x16 oil signed by H. V. Meenen... Is it worth pursuing for value?
Thanks for your help. Dick
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
In order for me to properly assess your painting, I will need to see:
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.
Please send the images at your convenience.
Thank you,
Nora
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
My screen shows you have sent a response, however I do not see one here.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am attempting to reach Nora in regard to a piece of art that belongs to my mother. Nora requested that I send additional pictures of the art, which has no signature to determine if it may be a piece by Porfirio Salinas.http://f01.justanswer.com.s3.amazonaws.com/l73Y7sqA/Front+View+1.jpg
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http://f01.justanswer.com.s3.amazonaws.com/DKVVckQw/Back+View+1.jpg
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
~Nora