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I HAVE A PAINTING DONE IN PASTELS OF A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN AT A WELL. MY FAMILY ACQUIRED THIS PAINTING FROM A FRIEND BUT IT WAS HIDDEN BEHIND A FRAMED RELIGIOUS POSTER. WE FOUND IT BY ACCIDENT WHEN THE POSTER WAS RIPPED. SHE IS HOLDING A BUCKET WITH THE INITIALS O.L.R. COULD IT BE SHE WAS SMUGGLED INTO THE COUNTRY? ANY IDEA WHAT OR WHO O.L.R. ARE?  ANY HELP OR LEADS WOULD BE SO APPRECIATED.  THANKS.

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Hello Colleen,

I love intrigue! I haven't looked up the initials, but if you send me clear JPEG's of the painting and a close up of it's signature I will see if I recognize it.

I have found wonderful treasures behind reframed prints. One reason is because people inherit or purchase framed art and later decide to add their own images over the old. Thank goodness they did not throw the old images away and left them in "framed storage" for us to find later.

If there are any other markings, please note them and the size. Email to: dolly12@aol.com

Best regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

Expertise

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.

Experience

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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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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