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Hi,

I'm hoping you can give me any information about this piece. It's a painting, looks to be an oil on canvas, signed by "Philip Muhr." On the back is written "Philip Muhr Gay Head 1911" in the same handwriting as the signature. I've attached pictures of the painting and the signature. If you need any more information or pictures please let me know.

Thank you very much!

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Adela,
Philip "Phiz" Muhr was an American Fine Artist who lived 1860-1916.  Active in Pennsylvania, but as you are aware, Gay Head is at Martha's Vineyard off Massachusetts.  Your picture is a very good depiction of the bluffs there.

He is not a prolific painter, and his pictures do not appear at auction very much, though he is referenced in Peter Falk's "Who Was Who in American Art."  

Your painting is likely only to fetch a few hundred dollars were it to sell at auction.  I'd recommend Eldreds in Dennis, MA as a likely outlet if you are looking to go that route.

Hope that is of help.

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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 am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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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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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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