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|Comment||Thank you for your reply regarding "The Portrait of a Lady" by George Romney. I cannot see any painting signature on it, and when I looked on the back, the stretcher is all wood and wood brackets. I tried to take it down, but a ribbon is attached to it and then on my moulding. I just don't understand why it wasn't signed. I will take some pictures of it and mail it to the link you have given me. I had purchased this painting at an estate sale in Spring Lake, N.J. in the early 80's. It was a family compound home. It had a main and then seven separate houses which all faced the Lake. The painting does have initals - probably the woman's on her scarf, and she is also wearing a ring. The painting - in the frame - measures about 32x35. It is not exact because I couldn't stand up that high and it has more frame on frame. If you have any other advice for me, I would appreciate it. Oh, I also have another painting. It is in an orate gold frame. There is an inscription on it "Russian Conriei" Signed by "A. Carray <?> <Oil on canvas> And another.....This is a long painting...oil on canvas.......It is a picture of 2 ladies sitting on the grass reading a letter. It is signed "V. Giraries" On the Russian painting and this one, it is hard to make out the signature. I have other beautiful paintings, but they are not signed. I have been ill for a long time, and I just want to have some idea of their worth and not leave it up to my adult children. Dan, thank you Iris Shalit MissPastel@aol.com|
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.