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Hi Joseph,

I purchased this painting a little while ago. It is an oil on timber that was purchased by a family over 100 years ago in Egypt. The signature (I believe) is J.Rollin.
The question is, could this be from Karl Kaufmann (using J.Rollin as a pseudonym)? If you doubt it, could you tell me if he ever painted portraits of this nature and if he did, what an example would be as I cannot find information on him doing so?

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Peter, after looking at Karl Kaufmann's work I would have to say no. I am not familiar enough to say that he did not use a pseudonym. But all I can tell you is that this does not look like Kaufmann's work. Kaufmann did not paint portraits like this style.

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.


Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

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