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Thank you. This looks like a portrait of Louisa May Alcott. Painted after her passing.
Born: November 29, 1832, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA
Died: March 6, 1888, Boston, MA.
The signature is in the form of a monogram. Most likely a woman artist of the period. The challenge is to discover the artist. Most 19th century women writers and artists went unrecognized.
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The value of a work of art depends on who the artist is rather than the person painted.
So the challenge is to identify the artist. I will opt out
In general, artwork signed with a monogram is usually not identified and the value is then based on the quality of the work as well as age, subject matter, medium, size and condition. This rather well executed, and the subject is a pensive woman seated in profile with book in hand, which is desirable on the market. It is a watercolor and they sell for less than an oil painting and more than a pencil drawing. The frame is 'period original' which helps the sale-ability of the painting though does not add substantial sale value. It appears medium in size. On today's market, a fair and logical sale price for this is $150 - $300. You can, however, ask any price you please on an item you own, the key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.
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