Dear John: We have the two paintings in the photos, given to us long ago. They are signed A.B. Brandies. What can you tell us about the artist and what they might be worth? — A.S., Internet
Dear A.S.: The artist A.B. Brandies was born in 1849 and lived until 1920. He is listed as Austrian Italian. He painted genre scenes, figures, and Italian scenes.
I think your two paintings would sell in the $1,000 range each.