|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 3||Clarity of Response = 5||Politeness = 1|
|Comment||I am sorry that I offended you by not sending a close-up of the portrait. I am new to digital photography and did not know how to turn off the flash. Therefore, I had to take the photo at a slight distance and at an angle. Your impoliteness was uncalled-for. Your comments show that you know very little about 19th-century painting, at least in Tennessee. I have had the painting appraised by an expert in NYC, who praised the "accomplished artist" who painted it and said that it was indeed of an "upper-class" woman. So much for your "expert" advice.|
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.