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Grattan Painting
Grattan Painting  
We were given this original oil a few years ago, but know nothing about it or the artist. The only marking is the name "Grattan" painted in green just right of the egg. Any idea what the artist's full name was and if this piece might have any value?

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Hi Charlotte, there are a few Grattan names that I have found:

Reginald A. GRATTAN  (XX)
Reg GRATTAN (XX)
William GRATTAN (1792-?)
George GRATTAN (1787-1819)
Frank GRATTAN (XX)
George GRATTAN (Attrib.) (1787-1819)
Henry C. GRITTEN (1818-1873)
Robert Wadsworth GRAFTON (1876-1936)
Henri GRALLAN (1861-1925)
Joseph GRALLAN (1861-1925)

I havent found any work similar to this one though. As far as value, I would recommend going to a Bonham's Valuation Day http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=eur&scre if there is one near you. If I see anything similar to this work in the future, I will let you know what I find.

Thank you,

Andrew

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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