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Hi, thanks for reading this.  I am trying to identify an oil on canvas purchased in Western Australia.  It is apparently 100 years old, the frame is made of wood and plaster, the painting is of yellow crysanthemums? (spelling is bad sorry) and the signature is clearly painted on although I cannot deciper it.  Any help would be very much appreciated!  Size of frame is 960mm x 560mm.  I am unable to attach a pic to this text box, is there any other way to send a picture?  Thanks, Clare.  

Yes Clare, Please follow the directions below.
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image under 800 pixels, 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.

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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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