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Is the name Legle or Legler?
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I have researched in all of my extensive artist directories but have not found any references to paintings by an artist named Legle.
Legle, LeGrand & Lebouc was porcelain decorating workshop located in Limoges, France, and dating 1922-1954.
Your painting does appear to be earlier than 1922. While the last names are ***** ***** we cannot assume that a porcelain decorator and an artist that worked in oil painting on canvas are the same person. The two mediums are entirely different.
As a late 19thC - early 20thC oil painting on canvas, your framed art piece would have an estimated retail value of $450-550 assuming some paint crackling and depending on sale geographic location.
Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.
If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:
The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.
Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.
These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.Accept PayPal only.
Etsy.com - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.Artfire.comBonanza.com
These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.GoAntiques.comRubylane.comTias.comcyberattic.comtrocadero.com
Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.
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I was sorry, too. Still, the value is correct. When an artist has not been a part of a major exhibition or is not recognized either nationally or internationally, he is considered an "unlisted" artist. Basically, this s the same as an "unknown" and the painting values are quite low.
Again, I was so sorry to disappoint you. I worked through all my extensive collection of art directories. Absolutely no one by the name Legle was there.
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