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I have a Frank W. Benson oil on canvas painting. I think it was painted between 19060 and 1908 in North Haven, Maine. It's called 'Summer Afternoon'.

Expert's Assistant: 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.

I brought it at a yard sale a couple of years ago and couldn't really make out the signature and one day I saw a picture of it on pinterest and that's how I found out the name of the painting and the painter.

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It has a shipping sticker on the back and the paper on the back had been taken off. It's in a frame that's in a frame. It's hard to explain. Is there a way I can send some photos?

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

What size is your piece (in inches) not including the frame and mat? Please do not remove from the frame.

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment.
If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the front and back of your framed piece.

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 (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") 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:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-hl

I do not send pop-up offers.

Please do not try to use the site email method of sending photos without specific instructions from me.

Kind regards,
Doris

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