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I have a portrait, oil on canvas, 26.75”X21” of Johan Hrabowsky. On the back of the canvas it is written with oil,  in German:  “Johan Hrabowsky  of Hrabowa, 33 year old, Major of General Staff and Leader of the Dalmatian Rebels against the French, In the year of 1809. Hereupon on April 15, 1810 was Decorated with the Millitary Maria Theresia Order” I did research that this Hrabowsky gentlemen is buried in Hungary in a village called Kajdacs and Istvan Ordas is written a book about the Hrabowsky family.
According to Christie’s the painting is from the School of Anton Raphael Mengs. The painting is not signed, but it has a crest on the upper right hand corner. I’d like to have an idea of its value and the best way to sell it. I would appreciate your help.
Thank you very much. Stephen S.

You want to make sure you establish the correct fair market value.

I can do research for you, but that will take time.

If you want to persue it, send all details and images of the front and back with close ups of any text to:


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