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I am a Certified IRS Qualified Fine and Decorative Art Appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my expertise, libraries, resources, and experience in the field to work for you. Is the painting on canvas? Also what is the size?
Thank you for the additional information. There are a couple of artists with the last name of Hempel. The are both late 19th century early 20th century. Both painted on panel (wood) as well as on canvas. One Carl Hempel was an Australian and the other Walter was British, so I am looking closely at their body of work to see which is the best fit. I know the kep or kop before the name is ***** ***** appears to be an abbreviation rather than a first name.