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Hi,I have a couple of pictures ,both approx. 24in x 18in both by artist signed frank Sherwin.Im not sure if they are paintings or what because they are in wooden frames glass covered.They both have matching tickets on the rear both reading-
works no..T1925
name....(cant make out)
title ...Dumdrum boy
frame pattern no...1024
date completed..(cant make out)
F.R/5m/6/55
The second has the same with the title Off Cowes.
Thank you for any info you can give me.
Regards,tony

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Dear Tony,

Usually if a piece of art has a sticker on the back with inventory numbers it is a reproduction print. Original oil paintings would not be behind glass so they are either original watercolors or prints on paper. Frank Sherwin (Britsh 1896-1986), did paint with watercolors as well as oil, but his most collectible works are his lithograph travel posters. I would take them to a local art/antiques dealer to assess for the correct medium if you feel they are original watercolors. 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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