John Anderson has owned an oil by Dorothea Sharp which bears the stamp shown here on the reverse twice: on the canvas and on the stretcher. It says: Collection of Wilfred Tomlinson.

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I have traced the same stamp on two other paintings. One is an oil by Sir Gerald Kelly offered in a catalogue in 2007 by Less Fine Art. The other is an oil by RO Dunlop sold by Adam’s auction house of Dublin in March 2006.

I have been unable to discover anything about this collector of Modern British paintings and wonder if any of your readers can throw any light on him, or have ever had other paintings bearing his collection stamp?

John Anderson

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