Have Antique Repair Questions? Ask an Antique Appraiser
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.
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Please tell me the amount of the previous appraisal and when it was done.
Does the size you gave for the painting include the frame. If s, please send me the sight dimensions of your painting not including the frame.
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My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising art work for over 40 years, and I can help you with this.
Can you post a more in focus photo of the painting as well as the signature?
What do you mean by "tribute"painting?
In my opinion this is a very high quality painting and consistent with the style and quality of Leader. The signature shows evidence of wear possibly from cleaning. As a very high quality 19th century, this would sell for $2000-4000 at auction and insurance value is $5000.
You may try ebay? You could also contact auction houses like Skinner in Boston, or Heritage Auction in Dallas. They may be able to sell this as "in the manor of" or "attributed to" Leader.