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fabbri ship
fabbri ship  
i have what appears to be an old painting of a sea scene with boats and fisherman-something you might think of as peter fishing for the multitudes-anyway that kind of genre. the painting appears to be oil on canvas. size is approx. 11 1/2 x 16"-although there is more to it as i can see some of the painting on the canvas  from the back. it is signed in red paint on lower right-- Fabbri-- is this an old painting of any significants. please let me know i will be sending a file with pictures thanking you in advance-mike

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Mike,
I don't follow the European markets or artists.  I am always skeptical whenever I see a signed single name.  Unlike the pop music world where a single name connotes huge success and instant recognition, the fine art world relishes as much name as possible on a painting.  Many painters referred to by First, Middle and Last names, and most top-notch career artists relish signing with two or three initials, maybe even a monogram.  A lot of decorative art is sold, to accompany couches, with single names with what I'd call "artistic-sounding" names.  Doesn't Fabbri sound artsy?  Or perhaps it belongs on a can of hairspray?  

So long answer short...I don't know this artist.  There are half a dozen listed but lesser known Italian artists named Fabbri, but I can't find anyone who might have done this.  Probably worth $50-$100 at auction.

Doesn't mean you can't hang it and enjoy your artwork!

Rgds,
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.

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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.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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