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I have a piece of artwork by Edwin Austin Abbey. It has been in my family for 60 years. Upon looking it up, it is the "Castle of Maidens". It is not an oil painting, and it is under glass. It measures 56" wide by 22" high with a wooden frame around it. I would like to find out some history about it. I know they have the same painting as a mural above the fireplace in the Boston library. I don't believe this is a print.

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Thank you for the question.
Could this be a reproduction? Have you looked at it under a magnifying glass? Is there a dot pattern when looking at it through the glass? Can you send a photo? Do you see any markings or numbers in the lower left or lower right corners? Is there a copyright symbol?

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Joseph B. Laskowski

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.

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Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

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Pennsylvania Antique Appraisers Association
American Society of Appraisers (Candidate)

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Brimfield Rush, a book written by Bob Wyss of the University of Connecticut. It details the escapades, trials and travails of myself, my ex, and other individuals who have been to Brimfield , Mass. to tame the largest flea market in North America. Maybe even the world.

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American Society of Appraisers
BA from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina
Appraisal Studies at George Washington University

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