Fine Art/Oil Painting


The attached drawing has been in my family for many generations.  It was reframed approx 15 yrs ago as the original framed was destroyed during a move.  It is signed lower right as L.  Trying to identify I have only been able to come up with Phillipe Jacques de Loutherbourg.  While the style is very similar to some of his works and the penmenship is almost identical, I cannot find that he ever signed his works with just initials.  Any advice or suggestions that you could give would be appreciated

ANSWER: I agree, looks like the correct artist.

I have seen many artists over the years, change their signature for one reason or another. It's not that far fetched that the artist initialed this work.  Also, does not look like a drawing. Looks like a painting.  You mentioned drawing in your question.


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Thank you for the quick response.  Yes, it is an oil on canvas.  I have attached a photo of the artisit's initials on the picture.  I am concerned that it is not dated.  Can you suggest a trustworthy expert in Dallas who could evaluate the work for me?
Thank you again for your input.

You need both Authenticity and Appraisal.  It's common to work with people outside your area, although it seems there would be experts near you.

The people I work with are in California.

I found a few in your area by doing a google search, but I don't know them and cannot attest to their history in the industry.


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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.


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