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I recently acquired a portrait painting signed by Christian Schneider and dated in 1828. All I can find is when he was born and when he died. There was no information that I can found about the artist, nor to mention the portrait sitter.

If you can provide any information, I will appreciate it.
The painting can be seen at:
http://www.pbase.com/bachfan/image/69922939
http://www.pbase.com/bachfan/image/69922940
http://www.pbase.com/bachfan/image/69922941
http://www.pbase.com/bachfan/image/70212588

The signature part on the painting is too dark to get a good picture.

Regards,
Lin


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Dear Lin, The only thing I could find on your artist: Christian Heinrich Schneider painter of portraits born in Hamburg 1793, died 1854. He is not listed in a six volume dictionary of German artists, nor in another single volume dictionary of German artists. We just have to accept the fact that he was not very prominent.
Cordially,
Dan

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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.

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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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