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QUESTION: A friend of mine ask me if i could get any information on the painter and i told him I would try He sent me these photos of the painting and the signature So any help from you would be greatly appreciated so I could pass the findings along to him

ANSWER: Dear George,

Thank you for writing.  There are so many painters named Cannon that it would be hard to pinpoint your artist without looking at a full photograph of the painting.  Even then, it may not be possible to identify your artist.  However, if you can send a full image, I will try to identify the artist for you.

Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, ISA CAPP

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As per your answer,I am sending you the full picture of the painting.
Maybe it will help you to better identify the painter in question.
I want to thank you for all your help so far
Best regards

Walter Cannon
Walter Cannon  
Dear George,

The photograph was a big help.  I believe your artist is Walter Cannon.  I've attached a photograph of another painting by Cannon that was sold at auction in 2008 for $1900.  The painting that sold was a watercolor and measured 14.5"  x 21".   The painting was estimated to sell for much less and this is the only auction record available for the artist.  Little else is known about him, except that he was painting around the turn of the 20th Century. It appears from your photograph that your painting is executed in oil.  Oil paintings in general bring more money on the market than watercolors, all other factors being equal.  I cannot give you a accurate idea of the value of your work without a personal inspection and significantly more research, but I hope that this information is helpful.

All the best,
Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, ISA CAPP

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