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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have three old silk etchings and was wondering if they of

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I have three old silk etchings and was wondering if they of any value. They are signed by a Tho Riley and depict street scenes of old England. Notations at the bottom are Pye Corner, Ye Old Fountaine Minories, Oliver Cromwell his House, Ye Oxford Arm and Gateway, Ye Stokes and Hall of Ye Brotherhood. All are of a similar size with the largest being 130 x 210.
Anne Thomson
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.
Hi, my name is*****"m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.Thomas Riley was a British artist working primarily in the late 19th century.The prints would have a value of approximately $100.00 - $125.00 each.Please let me know if I can help further.Sincerely,Jennifer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you tell me a little more about the artist and why the etchings would have printed on silk.
Many thanks
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.
In the late 19th century, prints on satin were a much-loved fad. The satin (silk) gave a glistening effect to the prints which fit well with the late Victorian aesthetic.Thomas Riley (1856-1892) was a British painter and etcher active in the late nineteenth century. A student of the painter and Royal Academy president Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), Riley exhibited throughout London, including nineteen times at the R.A. He is best-known for his Gathering Apples etching, published in the Portfolio in 1882.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.
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