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Fine Art/painting signed "Alexander"


Today I purchased a large (~4' x 5') oil on canvas painting from an antique
store.  The unframed work's canvas (back) seems new yet the paint has that
aligator texture in patches.  It is simply signed "Alexander".  The shop owner
had acquired it just 30 minutes prior to my arrival from a Russian woman
who'd worked for an art dealer in NYC.  The subject of the work is a woman,
Diana-like, with two hunting hounds and sans bow and arrows.  Any
information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanking you in advance.

Dear Sandy,
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, 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. I do not research prints or artwork post-1940.

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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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