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I have a strange painting I have not been able to identify.  This appears to be oil on canvas of a blindfolded clown playing a violin, with a frog sitting on the violin, and a swan holding a bell by a string.  Painting has a black background and the artist signature looks like Kurigan.  Not sure about the signature though.  I have not been able to locate information on the artist name, "Kurigan".

Dear Dan, I do not research artwork post-1940, and your painting sounds as if it belongs in that category. If you feel it is an older painting you can send information as indicated below.
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image of a reasonable size (not too large), and send them as “attachments”, do not imbed them in your email. If you are looking for identification or opinion regarding your painting best would be an image of the front (just the painting, don’t include your lovely living room or pick-up truck), the back, and close-ups of the signature, details of the brush-work, and any inscriptions or labels (use the macro setting on your camera for these close-ups). You can send this information to my email at and make your subject line “allexperts” so I do not bounce you as spam. It would be nice to receive feedback as I do this on my own time with no remuneration, free, no charge, nada. I do not research prints or artwork post-1940.

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Daniel A. Hynes


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.


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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