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Sandra wrote at 2006-06-22 20:12:03
Dear Keith,

I have the Wallace signed prints.  They have the horses statistics at the bottom of the print.  Have you found out anymore about the prints?  I know the man that bought these prints, that I now have, in New Orleans in the 60's  and he paid somewhere around $1500.00 for each one.  I have three of them.  Sandra

Steve wrote at 2010-03-14 08:26:42
Keith,I also recently acquired a watercolor by James Sessions.It is an old sailing ship at sea and is signed in the lower left - Sessions with the number 39 or 37 under the name.It is in a old wooden frame with glass and there is what looks like a business card on the back,it reads - James Sessions (American,1882-1962) ROUNDING THE HORN , EN PLEINE MER-AUF HOHER SEE , IN ALTO MARE-EN ALTA MAR , (Watercolor on paper,21 1/2"x26",54.6x66 cm) Private Collection.I am going to take Dan's advice and take it Pook & Pook and have it appraised.Anything you can add to this Dan would be much appreciated.I will let you know how I make out Keith when I find out.

Shawn wrote at 2011-01-30 17:56:26
Just read the the entry Steve wrote at 2010-03-14 08:26:42.  I have the exact same watercolor with the same card on the back of the painting.  My daughter acquired it at a thrift store and gave it to me.  I would love to know any further information that is found out about it.  It is a very nice painting but from what I've been able to find it seems there are many of them.  I've not been able to determine where the original is or if it is even known.

Carol wrote at 2012-06-03 15:42:09
Sessions was a personal friend of my Father's. (My Father was President of a large commercial art business in Chicago) No one talks about the fact that Mr. Sessions had a drinking problem.  When he needed money, which must have been frequently, he would approach my Father with some of his "sketches" and my Dad would purchase them. They are all aprx. 16" 12" (a guess) All of my Sessions watercolors are the real thing.  Many have a Southwestern feel in nature.  In my family we probably own a total of 9/10.  His signature changed depending upon his physical capabilities of the day.  It would indeed be interesting to know the # of prints that were made for each work as I have no personal knowledge of that aspect of his career.  Any further information on career would be much appreciated.

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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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