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Have a large oil painting, landscaping, with trees, water,

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Have a large oil painting, landscaping, with trees , water, like a forest, initials on bottom left, PeR can not make out the next 3 letters?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

In order for me to properly assess what you have I will need to know the size and see images of the front, back (do not remove from frame) and a clear, in-focus close-up of the signature.

Please send the photos at your convenience. There is not an extra charge to provide more pictures here.

~Nora

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is a few more.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you get these pictures yet?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Thank you for the images and for your patience. Your original landscape painting dates to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, 1950’s - 1970’s and it is signed "Perez".

It is by what is known as an unlisted artist, meaning one that does not sell at auction for fine art collector and investor purposes, but a painting that is more intended for decorative framed original wall art for the home, hotel or lobby setting. Oftentimes, the artist’s name that is on the painting is fictitious and they painted in factory settings in Mexico and China. They were sold in decorator shops, furniture show room stores and department store furniture sections.

Your vintage framed oil painting would sell for as high as $125 - $300 on today’s market. They do get offered for higher on online auction sites, but the realistic sales prices are lower than asking price. The suggested insurance, or replacement value is $400.

~Nora