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mystry painting at DENVER

The painting is a by John Mix Stanley from what I can see would need pics of the verso,because J.M. Stanley made his own strechers.This painting looks to be signed by two famous artist.It looks like it is signed ABierstadt on the very botom middle, little to the left of center.That signature does not look like his signature.You want to know who painted it that is the punch line, ok.I will show you, look at the two trees on the bottom right just focus your eyes in the middle of the rocks and dirt.You will see J.M.Stanley and a date under stanley ending in the Y.From what i can see it is 1858 or 1856. I would need 10 or so pics of the front and verso to tell you exactly what it says but your pic was small.But it is signed in black J.M.Stanley 1858 0r 56.I have research Stanley for 10 years.My uncle had 17 lienial feet of research of Stanley ,which he sold to a gallery.You need to contact Julie Schemiel, the expert on J.M.Stanley. If I were to guess the painting is of SIERA Calf. Have it shoot in enfared it may have writting of the site it was painted.I started researing and buying because my uncle said I would never afford the painting above his fireplace by J.M.Stanley .I hope this helps you get started researching it.I know it is hard to get help on research you just got to dig in, and look at every square inch that is what my uncle showed me.You can have millions of dollars, but,you can not buy an EYE. MyIt is a good find,good job.I hope this helps and I wish you well.Thanks VG

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