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Found an oil on board, framed by Sawyer Bros,   Woolahra,266 Oxford Street, in 1925. Ordinary plain frame. An European setting of town by a river. A central church steeple with buildings,people standing around on a bridge and promenade. The art is impressionism with traces of realism. Surname NORMAN in bottom right corner, but I cannot make any sense of the initials. Canvas board measures approximately 12.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Any information if possible.  

Dear Bill,
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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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