Bought from a dealer and would like to check the authenticity of the painting and the price.
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I've not been able to match the signature for any artist "A. Brown" working in the early 19th Century; this is not unusual, and likely suggests they had a limited body of work, further supported by the somewhat naive execution of the composition.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
American or English School, Early 19th Century
signed and dated "A. Brown 18--" lower left' inscribed "March 1832" lower right.
Shepherdess in a landscape
oil on canvas
framed, with fragments of a label affixed to the back of the frame.
50 x 35 cm (19 3/4 by 13 3/4 inches)
CONDITION: appears to have a wax reline and/or screening varnish. Some elements of the back indicate some earlier repairs and/or possible repainting. This has been included in the valuation
PROVENANCE: acquired from a gallery
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