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We have a pastel painting by Zuppke. This framed drawing

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We have a pastel painting by Robert Zuppke. This framed drawing hung in the living room of my parent's home for several decades (as long as I can remember, I'm 71).
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: The pastel was given to my parents, David and Ann Rankin of Lafayette IN.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: My father was the track coach at Purdue Univ and knew Robert Zuppke. The paintings by Zuppke that I've been able to see online appear to be oils. This one is chalk.


My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. Please add images at your convenience by using the +Add File feature
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I will need to see to see pictures of the painting,
signature and any labels on the back of the completed framing. Give me time to do some research after you add pictures.
No need to sit by the computer, you will get an email when I do respond.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Frame is 37.5 by 32. Image is 25 by 19. Zuppke signature is lower left corner. There is no signature nor labels on the back.

Robert C. Zuppke (1879 - 1957)

is a listed artist from Minnesota and Illinois known for

painting, pastels and football (he was a football coach).

This piece looks to oil pastels. The value of this piece

is $500 to $600 based on recent sales of his work.

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