Hello Mark, My name is***** and I am an IRS qualified fine and decorative art appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my training, experience and research library to work for you. What is the provenance of the watercolor?
It would help if I can see images of the signature.
I received the first image, but not the signature. What are the dimensions of the image?
Yes Thank you.
What you have is: a well known Renoir lithograph titled: Enfants jouant à la balle (Children Playing Ball), c. 1900, It is an original colored lithograph pulled in 10 colors. Renoir produced only 4 colored prints during his career. This one and 3 others, which is why this one is so well known.
Other copies of this lithograph sold in 2016 for: $14,000.00 & $15,899.00.
It is not an original watercolor it is an original lithograph.
The market for this lithograph has gone up and down. It peaked in 2015 in NY for $30,000.00.
I base my values on current market results.
If he said it was worth $200.000. That may well be what a gallery would sell it for. You should offer it to him then.
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Hi,My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising art work for over 40 years, and I can help you with this. This is a lithograph. It is considered original to Renoir; however, there were approximately 200 printed. The height Of the market was 1999-2008 during this period they were selling as high as $70,000. There was one that sold a few years ago for $50,000. Tim is correct when he said the most recent lithograph sold for $15,000+. There was one offered Just last month with an estimate of $30000-50000 but failed to receive a bid. This is just the current market trend. Things change. The market for a Renoir is soft in general. You Don't have an original water color worth $200,000+. Even in 1970 this would have been well over $50,000 if this were an original watercolor. It is a genuine Renoir lithograph? It is what it is.
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