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The attached image is photograph of a painting. That it, it's a photograph printed on textured paper, and framed. Fairly old, and slightly faded, the colors are a bit off. For some reason I really like the painting, and am simply trying to identify the original artist and painting title so as to obtain a better-quality print or reproduction. If possible, please help. Thank you very much! Cordially,  -b

Hello Batholomew.

What you have is  a  copy, of a  work executed in oil on canvas, by  the French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir who lived from 1841 -1919.
This  painting of a young  girl holding a spray of daisies, was executed in 1889, in France  - but now hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The artist probably used the same girl, for other paintings too, as this was not at all unusual for him to do so.
Renoir, had a prolific output of these kinds of paintings, and is also today a very popular  artist indeed.
This genre of paintings also  marks a high point, in the  development of career by the artist. The painting has be very widely shown - at different exhibitions, both in Europe and over in the States.
The Museum acquired the work, from the last French owner back in 1959.
You can now, quite easily find out more and see the painting, on the Internet.
In fact ,you can see a great many variations of reproductions on this theme which are all available for sale.
Very good luck with all the rest, and I wish you a very pleasant day.
Take care.

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I am unable to answer enquiries concerning objects, which are NOT related to the areas of Fine Art and Antiques. Nor will I; on the sole basis of any photographic images be willing to give any definitive monetary valuations, or monetary opinions. In such cases I would always advise on getting “real time” valuations and opinions from reputable and qualified auction houses, or third parties. In some applicable cases, I may perhaps give general indications of value, based on the presented materials. True valuations always need a direct “hands on” approach, with perhaps also the necessary research and verifications. Broadly open to almost all questions, regarding the majority of both European, American quality objects, which are related to both Antiques and Fine Art. This also includes modern 20th century designer objects such as furniture etc. My own particular comfort zone areas would be; The decorative Arts, marble, stone, furniture, ivory, bone, amber, ceramics and porcelain, sculpture, glass, silver and metal objects etc. I will also answer inquiries, and give opinions concerning Dutch 17th, 18th and 19th century paintings. Please note that I do have limitations and cannot possibly answer all questions, as the field is very extensive. VERY IMPORTANT and PLEASE NOTE: Please note that; providing > GOOD CLEAR and Preferably High Resolution < photo's of the object(s)in question, is vital. Pics taken with a cell/mobile phone, are of a poor quality and best avoided. Posting signatures only, or just fragments of an artifact - will only provide me with insufficient information and it is often quite misleading. So please; Do post good clear overall images, with your question(s). Failing to do so, may cause rejection, which is also a great pity.


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