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I have a lithograph by FH Kaemmerer by "knapp & Co. Lith". I…

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I have a lithograph by FH Kaemmerer by "knapp & Co. Lith". I would like to know more about the age (date) and the image. I have found similar ones but not this couple..... and estimated value.. you may not see it in the image but the glass appears to be wavy....thanks.
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What size is your piece (in inches) not including the frame and mat? Please do not remove from the frame.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I already removed it from the frame :( but the size is 18.5 long and 11.5 wide.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
In inches.....

Frederick Hendrik Kaemmerer

"Dutch, 1839-1902

A student of Jean Leon Gerôme, Frederick Kaemmerer divided his time between Paris and the place of his birth, La Haye. His early works were often small, highly finished canvases of late 18th-and early 19th-century anecdotal history subjects.

He debuted with these at the Salon of 1870 and met with considerable public and critical success: Kaemmerer was awarded a medal at the Salon of 1874. As his career progessed, Kaemmerer's technique became more free, at times approaching an almost impressionist brushstroke.

His success continued during this period, and in 1889 he won a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle and was made Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur."
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Mulhouse, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Williamstown, MA, Clark Art Institute;

Source: Online description

By 1888 a lithography firm became known as The Knapp Company. Around 1890, Joseph Palmer Knapp (1864-1951), purchased the company from his father and shortly after renamed it, the 'Joseph P. Knapp Co.'. Later, the company would assume the title of the 'American Lithographic Company (ALCO)', and from 1892 to 1929, it became one of the largest lithographic firms in North America. Then in 1929 the firm was purchased by the United States Printing & Lithographic Company, and the Consolidated Litho Company took over their label producing division.

This means your lithograph was made ca 1888-1890.

This has been given the title " Young Couple in Love."

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

Using this widely accepted method of assessment, I determined an ESTIMATED AUCTION VALUE of $350-450 for your piece.

As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 10 times auction values depending on the tastes of the art gallery owner as well as location of the gallery.

In general, a private seller to a dealer or via consignment can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.

Or list with no fees whatsoever:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_

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