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I found several old oil paintings and Im very curiouse about them. One of the paintings is of the 1800th century era (Im guessing). It is of a man standing in a very nice room posing by a window. He is dressed in what appears to be a Red and Blue Rebel War Uniform. The signature is Henery Townsand. So my qustion is this.Could this painting be worth any money?

Dear Beverly,

I found a 19th century English artist by the name of Henry James Townsend who painted indoor genre/figurative scenes. I am putting a link to a page where one of his paintings is on display. See if it looks like it could be painted by the same artist. Overall, I would take the lot of them to a professional art dealer/gallery and have them take a look at them for you. If they are original antique oil paintings, they have value. I hope this information is helpful.

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