Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.
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Thank you for the photos and information.
You state that the painting is large.
Please tell me the size, not including the frame. Please do not remove from the frame.
Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.
I should return within 40 minutes.
I thank you in advance for your patience.
Another question, please.
The signature matches that of Bernard Buffet but I need an answer to help me validate it as an original.
Certain types of prints are done on canvas. A significant factor in telling if a piece is an actual oil painting is to run your fingers across the piece. If you feel a few small ridges that coincide with the colors used in the figure shapes, then we can say the painting has a good chance of being an original. Tell me what you feel.