It is an old canvas painting. You can feel the paint, the surface is not smooth. There are several small bumps in the paint and even some that look like small cracks. I do not know the painter, but his signature is something like "Pb Geis" or "Ph Geis" or "Gels" and seems to be made in "1937" - the year is also unclear. The frame is wooden and feels very old. The painting seems to have been auctioned before as there is a stamp on the wooden frame and a number (62). The stamp however is not readable as it seems to have been auctioned a long time ago. Width: 58.5 cm / Height 37.5.
We have a small business of buying furniture and other household items from the West and selling them in Romania. This painting been bought from Germany, together with other pieces of furniture from a house, after the owner's death. I have no information regarding it being exhibited.
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The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil paint on canvas with the measurements of 37.5 x 58.5 inches. The painting depicts a river with a harbor perhaps in Germany. It is signed with the name Ph(ilph) Geis and is dated 1937. Sadly no further information regarding the biography of this artist is mentioned in reference books or similar databases.
Works by this artist were recently not offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 70 to 150 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
With kind regards,