Fine Art/Paintings



Dear Mr Hynes:

Over the last few years my partner and I have acquired several antiques and paintings from his grandmother. On the past we have been able to find out the value of several pieces and to our surprise were worth it a few hundred dollars or more.
With this particular pieces that I bring to your attention today we have not been so lucky to find out any info.
One of them will be a watercolor, it seems to be an original. signed by Marius Girard, is a french scenery. The name at the bottom says " Paris. L'ile de la cite ".
The second piece is a small painting. a winter scenery. The painter's last name is Blaydes, right under the last name the number 18.
I hope you can help me find if this paintings are of any value. I am having them reframe soon.
Thanks for your time


Dear Oscar,
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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