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Portrait of an Italian Fisherman.
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I have an oil painting of an Italian Fisherman which has been in my family for over 90 years.  There is a signature at the lower left bottom which I cannot read.  Wish to sell painting,but I have to get the painter's name.  How can I get a clear digital photo of the signature.  What do you suggest.  Thank you, Mr. Carmelo Freda  212  362-8066

Photograph the signature and then in My Pictures, you can play around with the dark/light settings on your computer and possibly see the signature.

There are a variety of settings that allow you to turn the image into what looks like a negative and other looks as well.  One of the settings will alter the image to the point ou can see the signature.

The image you sent me does not show the signature? You can also send me a close-up of the signature and I can try to make it out.


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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.


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