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I have a painting that I inherited from my Aunt who lived in Boston Mass.

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The painting is of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Artist name is***** dated 1920. We wanted to know if it might have some value.

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Hi,

Please send images at your convenience.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
this is a copy painting, what was written on back and a enlargement of signature on painting.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
how long does this usually take, do I need to stay on-line? will a response be sent to my email

Hello,

Thank you for the images.

There is a discrepancy.

The front is signed Lauritsen or Lauritsan - the notations on the back states Anders Lauritzen.

As well, the first initial in the signature on the painting does not appear, from the photo, to the letter A.

Please add another image of the signature that shows the first initial from another angle.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I will have to make another picture later. Can I come back to this site and add to the information.

Yes of course - no rush. There is not a time limit here. ~Nora

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you I will respond this evening

Okay, Sounds good

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I did my best to take these in different light. I was very difficult. Hopefully these will help.
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Hi,

Thank you for the images. Please allow me some time to look these over for you.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I will try again to take more picture. I am not the best photograph . The area on painting is so dark.

Hi,

The photos here are just what I needed to see and thank you for your patience.

The signature appears to be M. Lauritsen, I tried every letter permutation of possible spellings against databases of known, listed artists and there is not a match to any variant spelling of that surname.

Thus, this is an original painting from 1920 of a mountain vista landscape view by an unlisted, hobbyist artist.

Based on past auction sales of comparables, this could sell for up to $400 on today's market.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you so much for your help. This was so neat to experience this type of appraisal

Hi,

Thanks for the positive rating! Much Appreciated.

I would be happy to help you with any items in the future.

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