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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner, Appraisals Corporation
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What is an antique painting (Saint Christopher) by Konrad Witz

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what is an antique painting (Saint Christopher) by Konrad Witz worth? What is an antique painting (The streets of Willows) by Maurice Utrillo worth?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
I need to know the dimensions of both paintings, not including the frames. I also need the mediums....oil on canvas/oil on board/watercolor...?
Kind regards,
Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
both oil on board St. Christopher 20x16 The Streets of Willows 20x16
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for that information.
Please allow me time to research your question, calculate current values and write my answer.
Kind regards,
Doris
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
After extensive research, I finally have your answers. I thank you for your patience.
When assessing an artist's painting, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.
We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.
Konrad Witz (1400-1445) was Swiss.
Some auction results for his work -
25 x 16" - Fischer - 5.30.06 - est $10,608-12,726 - Unsold
13 x 11" - Sotheby's - 3.21.89 - Sold $1,170
17 x 8" - Fischer - 11.10.88 - Sold $5,451
These results with varying sizes indicate that your Witz painting has an estimated auction value of $8500-9500 assuming excellent condition.
Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) worked in France.
14.56 - 21.85" - Christie's - 3.24.15 - Sold $61,965
15.08 x 18.31" - Christie's - 2.5.15 - Sold $58,139
20.39 x 30.12" - Christie's - 3.24.15 - Sold $80,900 - much larger than yours.
These results indicate your Utrillo painting has an estimated auction value of $65,000-70,000 assuming excellent condition.
A retail art gallery would double or triple the auction sales price.
A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.
I hope I have helped you.
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Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Which prices are correct? $85000-9000 or 65000-70000
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What about the signed painting by Maurice Utrillo" The Streets of Willows"?
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
The auction estimate for the Witz is $8500-9500. Retail art gallery value for Witz would be double the auction value.
The auction estimate for the Utrillo is $65,000-70,000. Retail art gallery value for Utrillo would double the auction value.
Please reread my complete answer. It explains in detail how I arrived at these values.
Please do not forget my need for a positive rating.
Kind regards,
Doris