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I have a painting on canvas with I believe oil paint. Its 24"x36". There is a sticker on the back with a date of 2-10-1988. It is signed Charles. I have been looking and looking to see if I can figure out who he is and a little about him. My wifes boss has a picture she bought for 3,000 dollars and she described it to us and it seems like the same picture. It is of a barn, old water tower, windmill, shed, frozen pond, fence wooden wheel. I just want to find out more about it. If there is anything you can do to help that would be much appreciated..



Dear Cody,
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 embed 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 (90% of respondents do not send me images of the back, I can obtain nearly as much information from the back as from the front), 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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