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Hi. We have a painting by Laura Schmitt painted in 1915 it's of an elk on the back the frame and the canvas have metal stamps that say NOYES Dubuque. how do i go about determining the value if any of this oil painting?  

Dear Tammy, I find no listing for a Laura Schmitt in any dictionaries of artists or auction records. Often the difficulty in locating biographies of women artists is that during their careers they may have signed with a maiden name or a married name, and they may be listed under a name different than how they signed a particular painting.

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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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