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Oil painting my grandparents bought in 1980 in San Francisco

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Oil painting my grandparents bought in 1980 in San Francisco at swan galleries paid 2300 , artist is R. Juneja (Rama), not sure how to send you a photo
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-ups. Thoughtful responses take time.

What is the size, not including the frame. Please do not remove from the frame.

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment.

Thank you for a picture of the front of the painting.

Can you send a photo of the back?

Please send a photo of the signature.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the signature.

To send photos you may use the "add files" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Doris replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the information and photos. They really help.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I want you to have the best answer.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 8 months ago.

I cannot locate any artist with either of the names - Rama or R Juneja in any of my directories of known artists. Please tell me what you know about the artist.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I couldn't find anything either when I researched, I figured if it was sold in a gallery in San Fran that they would have info but was unable to find any info on the place, thanks
Expert:  Doris replied 8 months ago.

We must assume this well-executed oil painting is by an unlisted artist. This means the artist has not been recognized nationally or internationally nor have any of his paintings been part of a major exhibition.

This does not mean the painting is poorly done.

It would not have more than the $2300 originally paid as an estimated retail value. I truly wish i had better news.

Kind regards,