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Some years back, my parents gave me an old oil painting (on canvas) signed on the lower left side by artist as "GROSSI".  There are two labels on the back.  One label is shows this came from studio, Catalda Fine Arts, Inc New York ,New York. and the other label displays, Title: 21657 LANDSCAPE, Artist: Grossi, Order No. R164. Wanted to know if you have any information about this painting or artist and if its worth anything?

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Dear Jami,

I hope you are doing well. Catalda Fine Arts released open edition copies of paintings; often on heavy cardboard with brush strokes to make the print look more realistic and to protect the paper. I checked for artists with the last name Grossi and there are over a dozen listed and could not locate one with the style of the painting and signature of your painting. It is difficult to tell by the photo if you have a print on cardboard or an original oil painting. It is a nice painting so if it is an original, it would have value even if the artist is not identified. The best way to tell what you have is to take it by a local art dealer or museum and ask them to take a look at it for you. It needs personal inspection. If you have a jewelers loupe or other high magnification, you can view the painting in an area where the color changes from dark to light. If you see any type of pattern, you have a print. I hope this is helpful.

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Dolly  

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Dolly D Headley

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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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