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Hi, let me start by saying thanks for your time. A while back I picked up this oil on canvas with an unsigned Orientalist portrait. This painting is signed but it has me wondering....
This measures 16x12, no date but a signature that appears to read G Inness. The other painting(Orientalist Portrait) I can date to pre 1920 by the inscription (ownership) on the back. I would appreciate your opinion.

My guess is this is a 100 year old counterfeit!

Sorry for the broken links. These should work.
http://www.allen224.com/inness1
http://www.allen224.com/inness2
http://www.allen224.com/inness3
http://www.allen224.com/inness4
http://www.allen224.com/inness5
http://www.allen224.com/inness6
http://www.allen224.com/inness7
http://www.allen224.com/inness8
http://www.allen224.com/inness9

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Wendell,
Looks to me like even "G Innes" is the signature?  Missing a second "s"?
In any case, the signature looks like a phoney to me, the curly-cue serif on his "I"
is wrong.  And the painting is dead wrong for our famous tonalist/Barbizon style painter.

I would back your guess.

Best,
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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