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Xanthus Russell Smith
I have an oil painting that my grandmother told me was painted by Xanthus Smith. The painting is of my great grandfather. She also gave me a clipping of Smith's obituary. I don't see a signature. Can someone tell by looking at it if he painted it?
Battle of Manila print
Back in the late 1960's I traveled to Maine where I purchased a Xanthus Smith print. At the time I was only interested in the frame, but recently I noticed a signature of the above on the picture and the title "Battle of Manila, May 1,1989" on the bottom. It is also copywrited by J Hoover 1989, Philadelphia. I have looked all over the internet under the artist, but cannot come up with this particular picture. It is a scene of several battleships in the foreground and has three or four people in the water in the bottom center. If anyone could help me out on this and let me know where I could maybe find out the value of this print, I would really appreciate it. I would be willing to take a digital photo of this and e-mail it to those who could help out.
Thank you very much for any assistance you can give me.