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Doris, what can you tell me about French artist Edmond

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Doris, what can you tell me about French artist Edmond Achille Crepin? I'm interested in a brief biography and what his painting are going for. Thanks in advance.
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.
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.
I have found some sales for Crespin but not much else after over an hour of research.
I must leave to go to a funeral now.
I will work further on your question this afternoon.
Kind regards,
Doris
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately, I was unable to find an accurate answer to your question.
I am going to release your question (opt-out) so that if another professional knows the answer, he/she can help you.
I will not be able to respond to your questions once I opt-out.
I hope you find the answer to your question.
Kind regards,
Doris
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
Edmond Achille Crepin was primarily a sculptor - do you have a painting signed Crepin?
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm interested in purchasing one I came across. Its signed with his full name. The painting is about 20x24. I don't know anything about the artist or what his paintings are going for at recent sales. I Dont have a picture.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Edmond Achille Crepin is a known French sculptor.
There are not any public auction records of his paintings to provide you with any recent sales numbers and without a photo, I am not able to assess the value based on comparables.
Is there any way you can provide a photo later?
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I found my notes it is 43x35. The subjects are playing chess, while two whimsical cats are playing at their feet. The painting is 500 miles from where I live. When I make it up there again I'll snap a photo. Thanks.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
May I know the range of asking price on this?
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are asking 5,000.00
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I can weigh in on advice based on his auction records for sculpture sales.
~or~
I can opt-out and open your question again to all the experts.
Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You have been of some help. I would like to opt out again please.
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.
I have followed this dialogue and can only offer advice based on the importance of the artist as a sculptor, which is what he is be known for. A good work by: Edmond Achille Crepin (1880 - 1949) has sold at auction for, $130.00 to $160.00. I can not imagine a painting by the artist, which is a medium he is not known for being worth $5,000.00. My advice DON'T BUY !!!!!!!!!!!.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My partner went to Santa Fe to take a picture of it. I'll submit when I get it.
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.