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i have a painting i inherited and cannot find any information on the artist.  what little information i do have came from a curator who cleaned the painting for my mother years ago.  unfortunaly, that person and gallery are no longer available. i know he did not do much, but i have not been able to find anything on him.  any information would be greatly appreciated.  his name is edwin stafford doolittle.

thank you.
linda gibson

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Linda:
Edwin Stafford Doolittle (American, 1843-1879) is listed in Peter Hasting Falk's "Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975" published in 1999, page #3724.

Here is a listing of the only auction record I could find:

http://www.brunkauctions.com/search/lotdetail.php?id=25274

If you are looking to part with the painting, send me a photograph, the size of the canvas, and any other details I should know.  If you tell me roughly where in the country you are, I can help you find an auction house or dealer.  stucartwright@yahoo.com

If you like the painting, hang it and enjoy looking at it every day!

Stu

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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.

Important to know
I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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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.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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