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Painting and Monogram
Painting and Monogram  
This is an old family heirloom-type painting.  Nobody knows where it came from or who the artist is.  It measures approx 6ft x 4ft (It's BIG but I've never measured it exactly).  

In my research I think it looks Hudson River so that why I'm starting with you.

Any info/direction would be much appreciated.


Hi John,
That may be the most beautiful painting I've seen yet in answering over a hundred inquiries on this service.  Also, without doubt the finest presentation of painting & signature closeup in a single graphic.  Well done!   Not to mention offering me a piece of pie!

Possibly a Hudson River artist, and my first thought was that David Johnson had some very serious curlicue signatures, but it is not his monogram.  It looks more like "DGA" to me?  

I would label this painting "Barbizon".  You would do well to consult with an international art house, too as it may well be British or European.  Have you sent your photograph to Sotheby's, Christies or Bonhams?  

I am going to continue to think about this one.  It's a beauty.  Are you thinking of selling it?   


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Stuart Cartwright


American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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