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How can I authenticate the signature of a painting signed Canaletto

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Canaletto
Canaletto  

Bellotto
Bellotto  
Dear Kay,

There are more than one painter who went by the name; but the most famous was Venetian painter Canaletto, 1697-1768. He was also known as Giovanni Antonio Canal. His nephew Bernardo Bellotto mimicked his uncle’s style perfectly and also adopted his name. This makes it difficult to distinguish one painter’s work from the other. I have attached photos of both signatures. I hope this is helpful.

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Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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