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I assume this is one painting?
I need a little more information -
What is the size of your painting, not including the frame? Do not remove from the frame.
What is the medium? - oils, watercolors, etc,
What is the subject matter?
John, thank you for the information. We will assume oils since that was what he used almost exclusively.
Augustus Edwin Mulready"A painter of street scenes with aristocratic figures of English society as well as street urchins, vendors and children, Augustus Mulready was one of the few artists of his era to paint scenes of every day life that were not overly sentimental.
Mulready was a member of the Royal Academy and exhibited there between 1863-1880. The grandson of artist William Mulready, RA, he belonged to the Cranbrook Colony in Kent."
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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
$2185 for your rather small painting by Mulready. This assumes good condition.
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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Jewel size paintings by British genre painter Augustus Edwin Mulready (1844 - 1905) realistically sell for an average of $400-$450USD or 537-604AUD on today's auction market. They can be priced higher at retail, up to $1000USD (1343AUD), and of course you can ask any price you please on an item you own, they key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.
Bear in mind that an ‘asking price’ is one that has not been sold yet and a true sale value is based on actual past documented sale records.
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