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cows
cows  
woman
woman  
QUESTION: do you have any information on these two arts

ANSWER: Tanya,
Look up "Maxfield Parrish". Start with his "Daybreak" series.  You'll see he popularized this genre of beautiful women posed in classical settings of grandeur. I suspect you may have color lithographs or prints of illustrations done early in the twentieth century which might have graced an old home at one time.  If indeed this is oil on canvas, take it to a local auctioneer to have actual "eyeballs" see the art, and ask for an estimate.  At the very least, now you are acquainted with one of America's great illustrators (a master of aquamarine tints in my opinion!)

And you have nice artwork to hang and enjoy.

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QUESTION: the cow picture would that also be by maxfield parrish ?

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I should reiterate my earlier answer. These pictures are "in the genre" of Maxfield Parrish. That is to say, they reflect his popular painted images, but may be copies or printed works made to look like Maxfield Parrish artworks.  

In rural America of the early 20th century, field cattle and horses were very popular in paintings.  Many landscapes featured cows such as these. Not clear who would have been the artist, or if this is even original fine art.  Again, your best bet is to take your art to a local professional.  

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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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