Fine Art/Magnolias


Daniel, I too am looking for more information on a painting signed E. Ottema. The paining mis beautifulof White/Pink Magnolia in a Apple red/brown ginger jar vase with a smaller green ginger jar. The flower look fresh picked and put in th vase. The table on which these are sitting on reflects the image. Very well done. Signture is see plainly in the right bottom side. My picture is framed in a mirror tilesd frame. It was given to my husband from his mother. he rembers it when he was little he is 60 years now. Would appriciate any information on the painting and or the painter.  
Mrs. Brenda Dodd

Dear Brenda, I answer thousands of inquiries, I am not familiar with your reference.
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, and remove any paper covering (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 (in other words if it does not look like your grandfather or great-grandfather would have owned it, don't proceed).

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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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