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I have a painting by the artist Lane ( a cheetah guarding a

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I have a painting by the artist Richard Lane ( a cheetah guarding a temple and signed 1996), but when I google the artist I can't find anything about this particular painting.
JA: What would you like to learn about the painting?
Customer: Yes I would.
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. What condition is the painting in?
Customer: It is in good condition - I've had it since 2000.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: I have seen prints of this painting that have sold on ebay and etsy, but they don't know anything either.


My name is***** photos is free.

Attach or send pictures one at a time. Do not "batch upload" all at once
or none will got through.

COMPUTER- use the blue paper with arrow symbol by the SEND
to load one photo at a time by browsing your device. Write a word for each one in the writing
area before you hit send, something like front, side or bottom so I know what the picture is.

The site starts on desktop, then they ask for your phone number. It does not mean
that you can reply to their texts and send pics that way.
You have to log into on your phone web browser to do that.

MOBILE/TABLET- you should be able to text them here.
Use the blue paper with arrow symbol next to the SEND button where it says Write your reply here.
Write a word FIRST, attach photo then hit send and do the next.

On Android, the symbol is very light grey and is on the left of the R in Reply.


Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have attached a few photos from my mobile (which is not that good at taking pictures).
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Pictur.e of full painting
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Picture of signature.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Do you need any more information?

I need to see the back

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'll try to take a photo of the back. Please give me a few minutes. Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It's quite big and heavy.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
A picture of the back.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
A label on the back.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What do you think?

This is a print on board by Richard Lane

titled the Guardian of Palmyra valued at $125 resale.

This is not a painting , it is a print of the image and is also mislabeled on the back.

To sell online;,,,,,,, eBay, and
Facebook Marketplace is how most people post things for sale locally.
Here are other local online classifieds;, and, and

Click the five stars next or just write THANK YOU.

I would be happy to help you again on a new page (after you click the stars here).
Use "ask this expert another question" and write HELLO RAREWARES there.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you. I've looked up Elaine Vollherbst - her name is ***** ***** Does this have any relevance?

Not in this case. As a print on board, the value is the same.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I've tried to find out about the artist Richard Lane, but the only one I can find paints ships. Thank you for your help.