Fine Art/J H Payne


I have a watercolour painted by J H Payne in 1931 and framed by Harris & sons of 70 George Street Plymouth. The painting has a catalogue number 4200 and, although untitled, is a seascape and appears to be an original.

Can you give me any information about this?

I live near Preston in Lancashire

American artist Jessie Howard Payne(1864 - 1935)painted chiefly in California.   Not a prolific painter, rather obscure, but referenced.

I highly doubt this is your artist, who is more likely to have been a British artist.  Suggest you seek help locally.  Good luck.

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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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