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I have an old painting from venezuela on thin. Painted by…

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I have an old painting from venezuela on thin wood. Painted by Jesus soto. I know he has done some paintings in the past. Brian..

Expert's Assistant: 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.

I found the picture on google after 3 hours of searching to confirm it was from this country.

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There is some paint flaking, but minor. It is a village in the mountains of Venezuela. And you can tell it was painted by a master.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have sent you some pictures. It is painted on thin wood. Painted by Jesus Soto
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Appraiser: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Appraiser: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Brian,

I studied Jesús Raphael Soto's style of painting and signature. Neither matches his work. See the following images as illustrations.

As a painting by an unknown artist, this piece has an estimated retail value of $$350-450.

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Appraiser: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Correction: I am a one finger typist.

Brian,I studied Jesús Raphael Soto's style of painting and signature. Neither matches this work. I truly wish I had better news about this painting.Kind regards,Doris
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you Doris that was pretty quick
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Just so you're aware I've been studying Picasso 4 months and when he was younger his signature on his pictures is different than it is now. And I have found a few other signatures under Google pictures of Jesus Soto's signature of the word Soto that is pretty close to the painting. Just to share with you
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
You did not even give me approximate age that would have been helpful or maybe even some insight of Aging based on being painted on wood or canvas and how it takes effect on the paint
Appraiser: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Most of my customers want to validate their paintings and know value.

Paintings on wood have been created for many hundreds of years and still are today. The paint condition is not so much based on the age of the painting as it is on the environmental conditions the painting has been kept in.

It is very difficult to tell the age of this type of painting without viewing it in person, especially one in this style and where the signature of a famous artist has been copied. However, no one would have chosen to use the artist's name unless the artist had already become well-known and his paintings were already selling for high prices.

Jesus Soto dates 1923 - 2005. His work was best recognized by mid-century - 1950s-60s. This painting was probably created around 1960s-70s.

If you would like an assessment onsite where an appraiser can view the piece in person, please tell me a large city near you. I might be able to locate someone for you. Please know such appraisers charge minimum fees often $250-350.

Again, I truly wish I had better news.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you I'll be getting a second third and fourth opinion
Appraiser: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 8 months ago

Perhaps one of those might have better news.

Best wishes,

Doris

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