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I have come into posession of two paintings and I am trying to identify the artist from the signature and whether the paintings are dutch or english. The paintings show both sides of a river mouth. You can see one of the paintings on and the signature on Any help in identifying this would be appreciated.

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your question. The painting appears to be of a 19th Century Dutch harbor. I cannot make out the signature. It appears to me as W. Dahn....?

Can you send a photo of the signature on the second painting? It may be easier for me to read. If so; email it to:; or post on a site as the other painting and I will take a look.

Best regards,

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