Fine Art/Identifying a (Spanish? 19thC?) Portrait
I wonder if you could help me with the identification of this portrait (see attached image). Dimensions are 62cm W x 72cm H (framed), oil on canvas. It was bought many years ago in an antique shop in the Basque Country.
Dear Manuel, This is a nicely painted portrait. Portraits were the photographs of their day, there are hundreds of thousands of them that are not identified. If it is not signed or initialled I doubt that I could identify it. If you want you can send images per my standard instructions.
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 embed 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 remove any paper covering (90% of respondents do not send me images of the back, I can obtain nearly as much information from the back as from the front), 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 email@example.com 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 (in other words if it does not look like your grandfather or great-grandfather would have owned it, don't proceed).