How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Doris - dfm925 Your Own Question

Doris - dfm925
Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner, Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 8123
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs. Best of Nashville Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum
19572128
Type Your Appraisals Question Here...
Doris - dfm925 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a signed copy of leith- painting. It is 28x22

Customer Question

I have a signed copy of leith-ross painting. It is 28x22 approximately. The picture is of a farm house and unattached garage. There is a woman coming back to the house from the mailbox with a dog. I would like to know if it is valuable? Diane XXXXXXXXX Email XXXXXXXXXX Thank You
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Thank you for the information.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Harry Leith-Ross (1886-1979)

"Landscape painter Harry Leith-Ross was born in Mauritius in 1886, a British possession in the Indian Ocean. He came to America as a seventeen year old. Before beginning, some ten years later in 1914, his studies at the Art Students League Summer School in Woodstock, New York at the relatively late age of twenty-eight, Leith-Ross had worked as a commercial artist. He studied with John F. Carlson and Birge Harrison at the League Summer School, and later with C. Y. Turner at the National Academy of Design in New York City. He then went to Paris, studying with Jean Paul Laurens at the Academie Julien and in England with Stanhope Forbes.

Long associated with the Bucks County artists' colony in New Hope, Pennsylvania, Leith-Ross may have first gone there in 1912. It is definitely known that he visited the area in 1916 at the invitation of a student he had met when both attended the Art Students League Summer School in Woodstock, John Fulton Folinsbee. Birge Harrison, his former instructor at the League, whom he met again, was also there in New Hope during the winters from 1914 to 1916. The third and last generation of the New Hope colony would be comprised of artists like Leith-Ross, Folinsbee and Kenneth R. Nunamaker.

It is somewhat ironic that Leith-Ross, so long affiliated with the New Hope School of American Impressionism, waited until 1935 to move permanently to that town on the banks of the Delaware River. Other artists in the community included Daniel Garber and the well-known Edward Willis Redfield, whose painterly style, Leith-Ross echoed in his landscapes of the region in the 1920s and 1930s. But, in the 1930s, Leith-Ross' style began to respond to the influences of modernism.

Under the influence of Winslow Homer and Leith-Ross' grand-uncle, the well-known marine watercolorist Hendrik Willem Mesdag, 1831-1915, Leith-Ross painted his own realistic watercolors with a spontaneous fluency. As a boy, Leith-Ross had visited Mesdag's studio in Europe.

Leith-Ross wrote The Landscape Painter's Manual, published in 1956. He taught painting in New Hope, Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts, and at the Art Students League Summer School. He was a visiting artist at the University of Utah, Southern Utah State College, and the University of Buffalo.

Harry Leith-Ross was a member of the Allied Art Association, American Federation of Arts, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Salmagundi Club and National Academy of Design, in New York City, where examples of his work may be seen. He also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Leith-Ross died in 1973."

Source:
Michael David Zellman, 300 Years of American Art

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at 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.

Assuming the signature on your copy is original and using the standard method described above, your copy has a retail art gallery value of $350.

A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

If I can help you with further questions about this answer, please let me know before you rate me.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

I endeavor to give realistic, honest answers in a timely manner.

Please take a little time to give me a POSITIVE RATING now so that I am compensated by JA for my time and effort. This is of no cost to you.

Please do not rate me down because of system difficulty, site charges or current appraisal values - all three are beyond my control.

Please let me know if you have difficulty with the site's rating system. To rate me, you should see 5 stars near my answer. 5 stars gives me the best rating.

Kind regards.

Doris

If you would like to use me on any future questions, requesting me expires in a short time. If you put my name (Doris) at the first of the question, that will make sure it gets to me.

Thank you.

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Let me know,
Doris