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    I have an old oil portrait by an American artist that my wife bought at a yard sale some years ago. The seller found it in her attic when she moved in. Looking at the frame, I would say it was painted either late 1800s or early 1900s. There's an art suppliers label on the back that is quite deteriorated with age but a name can be seen that is E.H.Moor. Any info or advice would be welcome.
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    Last edited by Brianj; April 25th, 2019, 02:12 AM.

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    That's a really good painting. It's idealized. not a warts-and-all realistic portrait, but that was common at the time (and still is), especially with young girls. She looks familiar, but I don't know if that's because I have seen the same girl in another painting or it's just a very typical look. Even if it turns out to be a copy of a girl from a more famous painting, it's well done.

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    • #3
      I thought straight away Lillian Gish.

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      • #4
        Quite possible. Normally you would accuse an artist of exaggerating features such as the eyes and the lips, but if the artist had her in mind then if anything they were toned down.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the interesting idea

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          • #6
            Looking up the name "E.H. Moore", there is a contemporary painter by that name who does not appear to be the artist based on what I found.

            I also came across a lithograph based on what might be a Victorian-era painting by a different E.H. Moore.
            https://wellcomecollection.org/works/hj27m83r

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