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Stuart, Good afternoon from Arizona. Recently aquired a watercolor by Rhode Island artist Helen Anderson, late 19 th.- early 20th. century American artist.  In keeping with her usual style it is a Floral watercolor, Very, Very similar to the 12" x 10" piece sold at auction as reported by Ask Art... Still too frugal to purchase the subscription, but a really easy question for you I think.
     As ever, much obliged for your time and efforts and very best regards, Johnathon.

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Johnathon in Arizona,
I thought all the cheap yankees lived here in New England. ;)

For $13.50 you can subscribe to AskArt for a day.  Collect all the info you want.  A good practice is to save up several research questions for the same day.  Usually, for any painting that is worth researching, this is money well spent.  There are other online services as well, and still the best research is to carry your artwork directly into two or three dealer's or auctioneer's shops.

But Jonathon, since I know you'll throw an extra fiver into the museum donation box next time you go, because you're a good friend to the arts...I'll tell you that Mystic Fine Arts auctioned that particular picture you mention back in 1995 for less than $500.  It sounds like you enjoy your painting, so I'd encourage you to hang it in a location such that you might enjoy gazing upon it every day.

Regards,
Stu

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Stuart Cartwright

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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.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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