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Hello my name is mario, and I believe I have a 2 by 4 Ashbrook oil painting. It is a wood plank landscape of an old mission with trees in front and mountains in the distance. And, in the right hand bottom corner there is an Ashbrook signature.

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Most fine artists sign their pieces with full names, not last names.  Many times, a last name only is a surefire indicator of a painting manufactured for distribution into the decorative arts market.  Paul Ashbrook (American 1867-1949), for instance, would have signed his full name, or full initials. "PA"  But feel free to pursue your investigation of his name and art.  Perhaps you can see if his pieces resemble what you have?

Best of luck in your investigation.  Meanwhile, hang your artwork and enjoy it!
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.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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