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10/22/2017
Doris
Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
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Hi there! Welcome back.

Have you taken a good magnifying glass very close to the darkest areas of the piece? If not, please do, and look for tiny white spots?

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Doris

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
There is a line of tiny white spots on rt of canvas and almost looks like a cross at the end of them.

Are there very tiny white spots all over the painting in the dark areas?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
there are but you have to look really close to see them.

Is the piece on canvas?

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When oil paint is used, a brush stroke of color often leaves a ridge of extra paint along the edges of the stroke.

Your canvas probably feels a bit rough? If so, see if the ridges match up with the color brush strokes.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Just a little rough. And yes you can feel some of the ridges very faintly.

But do those ridges match the brush stroke colors shown in the piece?

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Prints can be done on textured canvas imitating oil paintings. Tiny white spots throughout usually means you have a print.

For the sake of assessing a value, I will assume this is an oil painting but you should take it to a reputable local framer to be sure it is not a print on textured canvas.

I have been researching the signature. I have tried numerous variations of the letters in the signature. Unfortunately, I could not locate a listed/known artist that signed pieces in this manner. Again, I searched through the 6 artist directories I use.

We then must value this piece as being by an unlisted/unknown artist.

As decorators' art, this 19thC piece has an estimated retail value of $450-650.

I truly wish I had better news.

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Doris

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