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Your painting is by ***** *****ard. I found a print of your painting that is by her.
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.
Using this standard method of assessment, I was able to determine an auction value of $600 for your 48x24" oil painting by ***** *****ard.
If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -
Try ads on sites such as
Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.
Or list with no fees whatsoever:
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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This is NOT a painting by the artist ***** *****ard. The signature is not a match to her work, where she signs in cursive with her first name included.
You have a vintage original painting that dates to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, 1950’s - 1970’s.
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.
This particular large size is referred to as a ‘sofa’ or ‘couch’ painting, as it would be a elegant wall statement above a new sofa. The type of mountain peak in alpine setting are called Mount Shasta scenes.
Your vintage framed oil painting could sell for as high as $150 - $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.
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Please see this page of paintings by ***** *****ard. Click onCoastal Scenes. A print of your painting is there.
I have seen artists sign their paintings 22 different ways.
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