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Hello Dolly,

I recently purchased this painting and I cannot make out the signature. It looks like it could be A. Ramos? It is a large oil painting (3ftx2ft). I have no idea how old it is. The back of the canvas has yellowed quite a bit and had cobwebs. I have done several searches on different letter combination's and could not come up with anyone with a similar painting style. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much,
Michelle

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Dear Michelle,

I did some research on paintings by artists with the last name Ramos and did not come up with a similar style. I am not certain it says Ramos and I cannot come up with another name as I think it is Asian. The scene is Asian farmers plowing rice fields in the rain. If you notice, the workers are wearing rice hats and the building in the background is on piers; consistent with Asian housing. Many times Asian artists will sign with an English name rather than characters. I'm sorry I cannot be of further assistance.

Kind regards,
Dolly

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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