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Recently I was cleaning out my parents attic and came along some old art which all appear to be originals. when I asked my father where this one particular piece came from he explained that it was a gift from the Mellon family of Pittsburgh. The artist is Miriam Haworth and the painting/print appears to be of a child named holly, as the image has "holly age 6 1/2" painted into it. It appears to be an original work and is in excellent condition. I tried to do some research on my own but came up short handed. I was wondering if you ould tell me much about Miriam Haworth and her work. Are her pieces of any value? I do see that one is located in the Smithsonian, but is not able to be viewed. I hope you can shed some light on this for me. Thanks so much.

Dear Elizabeth,
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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