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GRUTZNER PAINTING
GRUTZNER PAINTING  
Daniel,

I recently purchase a Grutzner painting from an antique dealer in Maryland.  It is paint on a wood panel approx. 5 x 8 in..  I understand it came from an estate sale in the Pocanos in Pennsylvania.  

Frankly, I am not sure if it is a reproduction or an original painting. It doesn´t appear to be signed. The painting and frame are clearly old and need to be restored.  

I am sendng a picture attached. If you need more please advise.  I would appreciate your opinion.

Thanks for your help,
B. Dixon

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Dear Barry, It is very common to find these small Grutzners in Antique and resale shops. It is not real. It is a reproduction, glued to a panel and varnished. Anytime you see a genre (people in interiors or at activities)painting in such a small size it is almost always a reproduction. I even bought one from a person in Argentina, it was a varnished over postcard with paint added.
regards,
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.

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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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