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My granparents have a painting hanging in their front room that we would like more info on. The bought a house over 50 years ago and this painting came with it. We call it "The Blue Boy," for lack of a better name. It is roughly 3'X 4' in size; but I did not measure it for exact dimensions... I believe it to be oil or acrylic, but it is behind glass so I am unsure. It is very large and heavy, so we have not taken it down from the wall to see any markins, or names, but there is no names on the front. I pictures of the piece, but I do not know how to attach them. If you e-mail me I will send them to you.  

Dear Sarah,
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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