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Fine Art/1900 oil painting by artist named "Fox"


I inherited an oil painting from my grandfather, unfortunately unsigned on the front. But the original stretcher has "Monarch of the Woods", Fox    handwritten in pencil on the wood frame, in very old time script handwriting. I can send you the jpeg of the painting--which is reminscent of Remington's nighttime/moonlit scenes. This one features a bull moose in tall timbers, a full moon through clouds, and a lake/river in the background. Am seeking any information of painters named Fox of that era snd this style. Any help is much appreciated. The painting is obviously not an amateur execution. The Country Store Gallery in Austin, Texas--specializing in Western Americana paintings, appraised it at $1,500-$2,500. I see new, unremarkable paintings in cafes and restaurants going for as much, and wondering if this is worth more. If not, that is fine. But I am looking to sell the piece. Thanks!
Terry Tex Toler

Hi Terry,
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image of a reasonable size (not too large), and send them as “attachments”, do not imbed them in your email. If you are looking for identification or opinion regarding your painting best would be an image of the front (just the painting, don’t include your lovely living room or pick-up truck), the back, and close-ups of the signature, details of the brush-work, and any inscriptions or labels (use the macro setting on your camera for these close-ups). You can send this information to my email at and make your subject line “allexperts” so I do not bounce you as spam. It would be nice to receive feedback as I do this on my own time with no remuneration, free, no charge, nada. I do not research prints or artwork post-1940.

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Daniel A. Hynes


Collecting, buying, selling, identifying, and caring for paintings, drawings,and watercolors (19th and early 20th century American and European). No prints, contemporary art, or works executed after 1940.


35 years as a fine art dealer, including 3 years as a gallery director. Also was art expert for Leslie Hindman's Auctioneers, and for Dunning's Auction.

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