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Mr. Hynes
I purchased this painting several years ago. It was so dirty
that the only color I could see was brown.  Thinking that it was an amateur painting, I cleaned it to the best of my ability with an over the counter oil painting cleaner.  It started looking much better and I began to think that the painting was professionally done.
My question is whether you, the expert, think it was painted by a
known professional artist.  If so, could you suggest any possible names.  Any information would be helpful.
The painting is in it's original Victorian frame.
The size is 16" X 26".
I will e-mail photos of the front and back to damnfineart@yahoo.com.
Thankyou Again,
Fred

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Fred, The painting exhibits very good quality, but you may have ruined it with cleaning. Can you take it out of the frame and send me several different images, including close-ups (use your macro setting), and reduce the size of your jpegs, not so damn large.
Dan

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Daniel A. Hynes

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Collecting, buying, selling, identifying, and caring for paintings, drawings,and watercolors (19th and early 20th century American and European). No prints, contemporary art, or works executed after 1940.

Experience

35 years as a fine art dealer, including 3 years as a gallery director. Also was art expert for Leslie Hindman's Auctioneers, and for Dunning's Auction.

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