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H.N. Artist Signature
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Hi there! I came into an original oil painting on canvas signed by an artist I've never heard of, and can't identify. The painting is 31" x 27", and I can't find any dates on it. I'm not sure if this is American or not, but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

I can see the "Hn" signature block, but do not know that this is the signature of any listed American fine artist.  I urge you to go see the good folks at the Guarisco Gallery in DC who should be able to tell you straightaway if you have a picture worth researching.  At the very least, you might enjoy seeing some very beautiful pictures they hang in their gallery. I have met these dealers at various art shows, and they are highly approachable, and most professional.

Given the size of the artwork and the minimalist signature, I might guess you have a lovely large decorative oil on canvas that looks good in a living room!  If you like it, hang it in a spot that is worthy.  Best of luck.  

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Stuart Cartwright


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 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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