Hello, my name is***** am one of the expert appraisers here at justanswer. I would be happy to help you. Can you post a photo of the portrait and also a close up clear photo of the signature. This will help me in my evaluation and accurate value. I look forward to helping you.
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/rialto/past/1999/4_4_99.html The link above pictures your painting. It was done December 4, 1906 I am researching now and thought if you hadn't seen this site you may enjoy it.
That was nice of him. I am looking for this artist and had ran across the page thought it was nice to pass along. I am tracing the painting now as it is showing but nothing on the artist. All of this is good to have along with the original painting.
I haven't found anything on the artist and have spent hours researching I do know the painting itself is worth $1200-1500.00 because of the quality, size and subject. However this artist is either a pen name or one that did theater paintings and never really stuck to it. I have sent two emails to top galleries and am waiting to hear back on their opinion to the name of artist. Thank you and forgive me for the delay we had power knocked out yesterday by a storm.