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Hi I have included pictures of an oil panting on some kind of a board.  It is signed herring on the bottom right. On the  back of the painting is a sticker that says Biggs&Sons London some kind of picture restorers. .Can you please tell me about this oil painting. If you cannot please advise on who can.. Thanks Carol

You may have a painting by either John Frederick Herring, Sr. (1795-1865) or by John Frederick Herring, Jr. (1815-1907).  

I am not expert in their works, but I would advise you seek an expert, because the Herring's barnyard paintings can bring considerable money, so one suspects this might be a market ripe for forgeries.   I recommend you contact Sothebys in New York City which has handled many auctions of Herring works.  

Sothebys New York
1334 York Avenue at 72nd Street
New York, NY  10021
Phone: 888-752-0002

Best of luck,

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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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