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Please help me identify this painting.  Appears very old as some of the paint looks to be cracking.  Signed by Pieler but doesn't look like his work.  Has a stamp of Authenticity on the back.

Thanks for your help!!

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Mark,
I agree with you.  Franz Xaver Pieler (1879 - 1952) was an Austrian artist. As you are aware, he chiefly painted still life pictures  - ornate, boldly colored depictions of flowers in vases.  I am not expert in European art, so cannot tell you too much more about Pieler.

Alas, I cannot help you further than that opinion. Another way to check the age of a painting is simply to look at the condition of the canvas.  How does the verso look?  If dark, relined, that would give you an idea that it might be older than a few decades.  Does the stamp give you a clue?  Groupil?  Good luck.

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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