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Dear Mrs. Headley:

I have this fantastic oil painting on board, 70 x 55 cm app.. At the back, in center, appears the seal of James Newman. I enclose an image so by looking it you can probably identify the period. The problem is that the picture is not signed (at simple sight). I would be very happy if you could have a clue.

Thank you very much.

Dear Alfredo,
It is a stunning landscape. My guess, and this is just a guess, is that it appears to be mid to late 19th century. It reminds me of the work by American Albert Bierstadt. There is (was?) an art dealer in San Francisco, California by the name of James Newman. He was known to carry very fine art. I cannot read the entire information on the stamp. Can you read it all? Email additional photos to and the rest of the information on the stamp and I'll do more research. Take close photos of the lower margin corners and I'll look for a signature. It may be underneath the frame; which in itself is outstanding. I feel you have a painting of considerable value. Where did you acquire it? Please put your original info in the email and allexperts in the subject of the email.
Kind regards,

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Dolly D Headley


I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.


Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at since 1998. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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