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I have found a painting in a rubbish dump. I believe it to be by JMW TURNER. It is dirty and has damage. I have looked at the signature in the bottom left corner and it says JMW TURNER, BORN 1819. It is on canvas and framed. It is 25 inches wide by 22and a half inches tall. Is there ANY way I could have this checked to see if it is bona fide or a copy?
Can I post pictures for you to see? I have a photo of it in frame, close shot of the subject ( which is a Colt pony). A close shot of the signature.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Please find enclosed j pegs of painting.
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,
My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising art work for over 40 years, and I can help you with this.
Can you post a photo of the signature?
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Click the paperclip icon
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Click the Browse icon
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Click the Browse button
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Select your file and click Open
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Click OK
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Click Insert
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Click Save Changes on this page

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Wayne, I am using an Apple iPad not a computer. How do I send you the pictures?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hope this helps Wayne. I only have an iPad, so a bit confused by Microsoft routine.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Anything further to Add, Wayne?
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

JMW TURNER.was born in 1757 not 1819. Could you post a more in focus photo of the signature?

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It is very dirty Wayne, how can I clean without destroying? I thought that might be the ponies birthdate?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Wayne, I used a qtip and clear water to try to take dirt off.image.jpeg
Expert:  Wayne replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

I am not able to find a match for this signature. I will opt out of this question and open this up for other experts to have a look. This will not cost you anything extra.

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok Wayne, thanks anyway. Just would like to know who it is by!

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