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I bought a small painting at an antiques show in the Carcasson area recently.  The back of the painting (which is oil on stretched canvas, about 12" by 10"), has a label from a gallery in Cannes called Palette de Rubens.  I cannot find that gallery in my Internet explorations.

I really love the little painting and would love to know anything about the artist.  The perspective reminds me of Van Gogh and I would not be surprised if it were a copy of one of his paintings (but don't know his works well enough to guess at which, if any, it might be).

I would dearly love to have any information you could provide about the artist and perhaps even the gallery.

Thank you kindly for sharing your expertise.

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Hello Karen,  The work looks like it is from the 1950's - 60s, not an antique.  If I recall correctly Palette de Rubens is the trade name of a pre-stretched canvas in France.  I do not know the artist but it looks like it was painted by someone with limited experience.  The point is - if you love it - it is priceless.  Cheers, Brent

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Brent Luebke

Expertise

19th Century to modern Canadian and western European fine art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints.

Experience

Sixteen years as an art dealer in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Organizations
Edmonton Executive Association

Publications
Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

Education/Credentials
Post secondary art history.

Past/Present Clients
Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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