Fine Art/identifying a painting.
Hi, my nan has a canvas oil painting which she was handed down to her, she is always saying the guy who owned it originally said it was worth money. I was wondering if I sent you a photo of the painting if you could maybe have a look at it and shed some light on it for us. I have taken a clear photo of the painting and of the signature on the painting. We have been trying for year to read the signature but without any luck.
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image of a reasonable size (not too large), and send them as “attachments”, do not embed 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 (90% of respondents do not send me images of the back, I can obtain nearly as much information from the back as from the front), 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 email@example.com 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. I do NOT research prints or artwork post-1940.