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Thomas Couture (21 December 1815 – 30 March 1879) was an influential French history painter and teacher. He was born at Senlis, Oise, France. At age 11, Thomas Couture's family moved to Paris where he would study at the industrial arts school (École des Arts et Métiers) and later at the École des Beaux-Arts. He failed the prestigious Prix de Rome competition at the École six times, but he felt the problem was with the École, not himself. Couture finally did win the prize in 1837.
His work is reproduced in great quantities, his original works are mainly found in museums, and private collections.
Do you know if this is an original or a reproduction?
In order to determine the value if this is an original it would need to be looked at in person by a fine art appraiser. There are no records of an original paintings of Thomas Couture selling in order to give you a current market value.
You will need to let a Fine Art Appraiser value this for you.
I can help find you a list of appraisers in your area. They normally charge around 200.00 per hour.