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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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I have a Henri Sabin 1947 oil painting of Barrymore. What is

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I have a Henri Sabin 1947 oil painting of John Barrymore. What is it worth? Oddly, John Barrymore died in 1942, so could this painting be a fake?
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.

Thank you for photo.

Henri Sabin, French, born ca 1900, was known for his pastel on paper portraits of movie celebrities.

He is not known for oil paintings.

Still, your painting could have been done from a photograph so the date is not so troublesome.

Many oil painting reproductions of Henri Sabin's pastels exist.

See those oils for sale on this site -

http://arthousereproductions.com/Henri%20Sabin

I found the original pastels that the oils on this site copy.

For this reason, I feel strongly that your oil painting is a reproduction and not an original.

I wish I had better news.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
Hi there!
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Doris