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Hi there, I'm not sure if this is your area, if it isn't, apologies.
I'm considering purchasing the following picture on ebay. The seller lists it as
a photograph, but his image of it is really unclear, and i have had not much
luck contacting him. To me it looks like it could be just a photograph of a
painting, as opposed to a photograph of original subject matter ( if you see
what I mean ). It looks maybe pre raphaelite or something. On the other
hand, the scaffolding in the background seems a bit unusual for a nineteenth
century painting. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Martin

You really have to watch it with E-Bay. It's the WORST place to buy art. Looks like a 2nd generation photo of a painting, but it is grainy, I'd have to examine it in person. There are people on Ebay that will sell a page out of a magazine if they can get away with it.


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Dan Twyman


I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


Publications Various online art publications.

Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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Over 100 awards. Set records in the Art Brokering business.

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Major Film Celebs/U.S. Ambassador/ Fortune 500 Company CEO's and high level employees. Over 300 repeat clients in Fine Art. Beverly Hills local and visiting repeat clients.

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