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Oil Painting - Wymer
Oil Painting - Wymer  
I bought a beautiful landscape oil painting at an estate sale 15 years ago, because it matched my daughter's furniture (gold/white).  It is approx. 2' x 4'.  The canvas is stamped Miktoria Maltuch, the wooden frame on the back says made in Sweden, and the artist name is Wymer.  If it is valuable I didn't want to put it in my yard sale.

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Kristi,
Good for you for checking, but I think you can put it in your yard sale.  

An enormous amount of framed pictures is manufactured for just the reason you cite -- to accompany a room's decor.   Often, a single name is signed.  In this case, the name of 'Wymer'
turns up a British artist, but not the creator of your painting.
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REGINALD AUGUSTUS WYMER(1848-1935)
Reginald Augustus Wymer was born in England in 1849.  He was a watercolorist.
While little is known about this artist, his finely detailed watercolors appear periodically on the art market.  His work is very much appreciated for its fine attention to detail.
Wymer specialized in small paintings of military subjects with a particular attention to soldiers’ uniforms.  He died in 1935.
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Needless to say, Reggie never painted landscapes such as the one depicted in your photo.

Trained artists almost always sign with a full name, three initials, or specialized monogram.  

Doesn't mean someone finding your picture in your yard, or on eBay might not fall in love with it for their living room!  Good luck!

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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