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I have a watercolour called Hoar Frost on Marton Mere dated 1903 by J C Morley.  I know he lived in Blackpool England for some time and they have a couple of his oil paintings in the Grundy Gallery in Blackpool.  I have been told, but I do not know if this is true, that he moved to Liverpool, England and then in 1915 moved to USA but I do not know where in USA.  Could you verify any of this for me, perhaps add a little more background, and possibly let me know if there is any value in this painting.  Also any other information you could possibly come up with. Thanks. Marianne.

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Dear Marianne, I find no listing for a "J.C.Morley" in any dictionary of British artists nor in any dictionary of American artists. I find only one auction record for a 20 x 30 inch painting at $995. He is identified as 20th century British, painter of rivers and cattle.
Cordially,
Dan

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Daniel A. Hynes

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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.

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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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