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I have a picture by Stanley Cursiter, how do I know if it is

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I have a picture by Stanley Cursiter, how do I know if it is real or a print?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The picture has a sticker on the back saying:Stanley Cursiter, RSA, RSW, CBE,LL.D, 1887-1976
Blue Day, Yesnaby
Oil on canvas. Signed. Painted 1925.
193/4'' x 231/2'', 50cm x 60 cm
310
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. The next step would be for me to see pictures of the painting,
signature and any labels on the back of the framing.
Use the Add Files feature on your screen to add pictures one at a time.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi there, I have attached photos below
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.

This is an oil painting by listed UK artist Stanley Cursiter (1887-1976).

This piece has a current value of £3000 to £3500.00 based on recent sales of his similar work.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I ask how you know that it is not just a print? It was a gift and I really didn't expect it to have much value!
Expert:  Rarewares replied 1 year ago.

He was not known for making prints (though some companies did after his death, this is not one that I have ever seen listed) and the label on the back looks to be from a gallery or from a gallery where he had a group show. I have entered many shows as an artist myself and this is how they are usually tagged.

It takes a physical examination to be 100% sure, so you could take the piece to a local gallery and have them examine the piece with a

jeweler's loupe (magnifier for the eyes) to determine whether print or authentic.

Do click the stars after you have read this answer, thanks!

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Many thanks for your help, extremely happy with the response.