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I have a painting labeled IN DISGRACE in the back is has

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I have a painting labeled "IN DISGRACE" in the back is has Vilas Mages Co. # XXXXX and I would like to know if it has any value. The picture is a little girl standing face to the wall and a dog by her side. I think the artist's name isXXXXX it's not too clear. If you cold help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Anonymous
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Entertainment
Expert:  Martin replied 6 years ago.
HelloCustomer welcome to Just Answer.



Vilas Mages Co was a framing company in Chicago.



The name of the artist is Bessie Pease Gutmann. The piece you have was often sold as a pair with "The reward" (same little girl and the dog and was published in 1936).



Original 1936 print seem to go for $150-$200. 1950 print seem to go for $12 to $25.



Of course the frame add a bit of value but not much than any equivalent frame of good quality (it's interesting that the frame still have the company name and order number).
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for your help !!!