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Subject: artist
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: snappersnout-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 19 Jun 2003 22:13 PDT
Expires: 19 Jul 2003 22:13 PDT
Question ID: 219542
I am looking for any information on an artist in the U.S.. R.C.
Stanley was born in Chicago, raised in San Diego, last known living in
Malibu with wife and three children.
Married to Joyce Carol (a brilliant concert pianist). A lot of his
paintings are in the poccession of Mr & Mrs Larry Greene. I have a
painting of his and I need valuation.

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 19 Jun 2003 22:45 PDT

I located one oil painting for sale signed by R.C. Stanley. The vendor
describes where the artist painted this work, under what circumstances
and the year. There is a close-up of the signature as well.

That’s all I was able to find about R.C. Stanley.


Clarification of Question by snappersnout-ga on 20 Jun 2003 01:42 PDT
please clarify what you exactly found as I do not understand your
reply, as I am quite a novice at this type of asking questions

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 20 Jun 2003 09:40 PDT

I located a webpage where there is an oil painting by R.C. Stanley for
sale. It says where and when R.C. Stanley  did this painting. The
price of the painting is quite low.

Would you like me to post the link to this webpage as an answer to
your question?


Clarification of Question by snappersnout-ga on 21 Jun 2003 02:28 PDT
Thank you for your recent email. Any info you can give me on how,
what,when and how much would be greatly appreciated.
The painting I have is an oil of two old type sailing ships sailing
side by side done basically in all deep red colour. The painting is
approx. 30cm (12in) by23cm (9in), and we have had it for about 35
years. At the time I got it, I was told it was worth a conciderable
amount of money.
Any help at this stage is more than I have had in the past.
Thank you
Subject: Re: artist
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 21 Jun 2003 10:36 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello  Snappersnout,

In response to your clarification that you wished to accept the link
to the webpage where the R.C. Stanley oil painting is for sale as an
answer, I am providing the following information to you.

The original R.C. Stanley Oil Painting I mentioned to you previously
is for sale at an eBay auction.
Item # 3519812777.  
Price: US $29.99

It was painted in 1976 and measures 7 1/4 inches wide by 8 1/4 inches

Here is the description by the vendor:

“Unique painting signed by Stanley as part of classes taught by the
painter in March 1976 on Pacific Far East Line Cruises.

A special art and music program was part of this cruise.  

Nicely framed ocean view with velvet border with gold and black
accented frame.

Total picture including frame measures 7 1/4 inches wide by 8 1/4
inches long.
 Solid clean and good condition.  

Back side has cruise information attached.”

Here is the link to the auction:

Here is the image of the painting.


Here is an image of cruise information that is attached on the back
side of the painting.

This seller has a 100% positive feedback rating
and had been registered at eBay since 1998.  Perhaps he can give you
more information about R.C. Stanley if you send him an email inquiry.

Search Criteria:

“R.C. Stanley” artist
“R.C. Stanley” oil painting
“R.C. Stanley” art
“* Stanley” art
“* Stanley” oil painting
“* Stanley” artist

I hope this helps. If I discover anything else about this artist I
will post it here.

Best Wishes,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 21 Jun 2003 11:19 PDT

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Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 21 Jun 2003 11:54 PDT
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