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I was told this painting was from a church in Poland from

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I was told this painting was from a church in Poland from WW2
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Rarewares replied 7 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. The next step would be for me to see pictures of the painting,
signature and any labels on the back of the completed framing.
Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures one at a time.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hello - please see attached.Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Chelsie
Expert:  Rarewares replied 7 months ago.

There was not a photo of the painting. I got pictures 4,6,7,8, and 10.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I apologize - I thought I originally send the photo of the painting. "image 5"
I attached it :)
Chelsie
Expert:  Rarewares replied 7 months ago.

I will have to opt-out of this one. I am not able to find

this signature in any form as a listed artist. I will opt-out and allow another

expert to answer. They will see our conversation and all of the photos you have already added.

Good luck!

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your time.Chelsie
Expert:  Steven-R replied 7 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to offer assistance. First of all, the style of canvas and framing is not that generally noted to have been used in the 1935-45 era, honestly--it appears to be later. I reviewed European signature guides available to me and could not find any listed artist that signed in that manner--it is entirely possible the artist simply is not known, as only about 1 in 100 get listed, even in a perfect world. It is more likely, based on the form, that the painting was locally done by a skilled artisan and it could have easily been in a church (office, for example) in Europe, as the style is more typical for European works than American--do you have any more history you could share?

I can provide you a fair market value estimate based on the overall form and quality and style, if that will help--but unless an artist is accredited and listed, that is about all anyone can do. It would help if I knew the dimensions as well.

Please let me know if I may help you!

With kind regards,

Steve