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Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have a painting that I would like you to appraise. 32 X 20

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I have a painting that I would like you to appraise.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the antiques appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: 32 X 20 inch canvas (oil I think), 40 X 28 with frame, signed and dated
JA: Is there anything else important you think the antiques appraiser should know?
Customer: Yes the signature is Jasper F Cropsey
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 8 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help. Can you upload a photo of this painting for me?

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have sent this already and I don't understand why the message keeps coming back.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 8 months ago.

Not sure if you requested a phone call, but I usually don't do them. There is an additional fee for a phone call, and I can answer your question right here at no additional fee. Also, I can't do the research and talk with you at the same time. Do you still want a phone call?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't want a phone call, if the is an additional charge; however I just keep getting a message that indicates my original inquiry has been sent to an expert appraiser. I thought Judith was this expert. I don't understand your process.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 8 months ago.

I'm still here - this is Judith.

Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 - 1900) was a well-known member of the Hudson River School of artists. He was active and lived in New York. Jasper Cropsey is known for Autumnal landscapes, allegorical paintings and botanics.

Your painting is one of his landscapes. If it is a genuine Cropsey oil on canvas, it is valuable. His similar paintings are currently selling at auction in the range of $85,000.

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