I have come across and old print of a Western European cityscape with a bridge.On the top left corner of the print is printed in pencil copr. Rudolf Lesch New York and the bottom right is signed in pencil. It has what looks like a cursive sef. Jan or Ian Nestl or Nesle. I am just wondering if you may be familiar with this person and why they'd put Lesch's name on top. The painting has a very dark atmosphere to it, as if it is overcast or had rained. it is 22" x 26 1/2" with an outer 1 1/2" for matting. I have attached the signature.
Answer Greetings Mr. Clancy:
I can answer only half your question. Rudolf Lesch Fine Arts was a publisher of mass-produced art reproductions. Unfortunately, I cannot track down the specific artist. But, every Rudolf Lesch Fine Arts print was coded (like a product number). If you could find that number, your search for further information should be much easier.
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