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L.E.Mott Painting
L.E.Mott Painting  
Can you please help me identify the history and value this painting which is signed L.E.Mott, I was not able to find a artist by the name L.E.Mott, perhaps you may know who this is and if it originated in Canada or the USA. This picture has been in my family for many years.
Thank You, Richard

Your pictures appears to be either a water color or a reproduction of a water color.
It is not "Folk Art"

I too was unable to locate any information on , "L. Mott"

My guess is the the artist was simply a person who did water colors as a hobby.  However, I could be wrong.  One thing  for sure, this persons art never went through any major auctions or was included in any major museum exhibitions.

You can always contact a few of the major auction houses to see if they have any records of this artist.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Good Luck,

Darwin Bearley  

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