Fine Art/Need help indentifying a painting's age/artist, etc.
I recently purchased a large oil painting portrait of a military person (general/admiral, etc.) at an auction. I no nothing about his identity, the artist or his heritage. I have done some light research and tried to match his uniform to those I have seen in books or on the web in an attempt to date the piece and/or the subject. I can e-mail a copy of the picture and any assistance that you could offer would be appreciated. He is quite fabulous.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.