Question: I have inherited a painting by Ferris. It is very easy to check on past auction results, so no-one should put their trust in an unknown web-site without doing some research first. The coating resists the acid except where the image has been scored through. Never be afraid to haggle with a dealer, and you can always take your item to more than one. Never assume that all prints are worthless, as this is definitely not the case. Alternatively, you could use an online auction service. If there is a signature, provide a close-up. Shipping charges start at $9 and vary based on the size, weight, packaging and the value of the item. A. Benefits of working at Velvet Studio: - Flexible pay ( Hourly wage, salary or commission) based on your work and experience. The story behind the painting was where ever it's hanging right now it was contracted for him to do it for them and I guess a picture was taken of the original. Good luck! 51 minutes left. Also the size of the painting is Hugh in comparison to the ones that were sold by the artist. If you love Velvets or know someone who does, this is the right store for any collector. Question: I have a pair of pictures that look very old. FAVORITE. A highly collectible, hand-coloured political cartoon, "Visiting the Sick" by James Gillray, 1806. Similarly, an art or antique dealer will make a fixed offer if they are interested in your item. I believe that there is a market for interesting pieces that are not necessarily very valuable but that are unique. What should I do? Ask if the saleroom specializes in paintings. Here you are! Vintage Puppy Black Velvet framed Art Painting. You might also have heard of Bonhams, or DuMouchelles, or Susanins. Answer: Hungarian artist Mihly Munkcsy (1844 to 1900) is famous for his genre pictures and large-scale biblical paintings. Would make a lovely statement in Search online for "antiques auction" or "antiques salesroom" in your city or area. If you go on to ebay you may well find, as I did, that there are examples of ELPEC brassware such as toasting forks etc. You'll learn so much from researching the items you sell, that you'll soon be an expert! Good luck. It hangs in the Tate Gallery in London. (20% off), Sale Price 48.00 Thank You. Once you've checked that your picture is definitely not a print of a more saleable original, it might pay to do some further research. Many paintings are created by amateurs, or less-well known artists, and even when they are of a good standard they often have a low value because there are no collectors desperate to own them. One person was lucky enough to get two Heade paintings for just $100 at an estate sale. The stamp is nearly illegible " something Panasia Grade F" and the print has a signature i cant quite make out. Alternatively you could use an on-line appraisal service. comments powered by It might have appraised for $3,000, but no one is buying it for that - because as little faith as I have in humanity, no one has taste this bad. Answer: If you look at the price results page on the website you will find literally dozens of paintings by this American artist together with images. Thanks Carl! Question: What is the value of a Betty Neubauer print? Amanda Severn (author) from UK on July 02, 2011: Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Most velvet paintings are things that somebody wanted to pay money for, but sometimes you by the '60s, a leeteg went for five figures, and if there weren't so many replicas, they might still be worth a religious images have been painted on velvet since the middle ages. Good luck with your research! Etchings have been around since the 16th century, and many famous artists, including Goya and Rembrandt, have experimented with this art form. 48.00, 60.00 I know it'll be worth it! Someone might just take a shine to it. There is a painting by the same artist currently listed on eBay with a suggested starting price of $180 USD. I was just wondering i have found two oil painting's that some one was throwing away on a council pick up so i grabbed them was wanting to know if they have any value. It is in very good condition. Is it worth having it looked at? Etchings are a very particular field of expertise, and you need to show your item to someone with the relevant experience. Not that he hasn't considered packing up and giving up entirely either. In my opinion, it is all but impossible to give a true and fair appraisal of a painting or any other work of art without seeing it in person. Original Price 38.10 Amanda Severn (author) from UK on September 17, 2011: Hi Carrie, glad you found some useful info here. Started in Portland, OR and now located in Downtown Los Angeles in historic Chinatown, this one of a kind attraction is a must visit for fans of Retro, Tiki and Kitch. On the back of the frame there is sticker possibly from the seller. The average art buyer is not generally interested in religious art, however, if the work is indeed an antique, and perhaps by a 'listed artist', then it could well be of interest to a museum or some other collector of old masters. Some areas may be bare of paint altogether, or else be highlighted with a thicker layer of paint known as. Question: I have an old etching. Must move onwardthis was a great. Can someone help with some paintings that I just inherited . 1 Bid. The fact that this is so much bigger and hung somewhere will make it more valuable? Is this likely to be valuable? This doesn't make them bad paintings. It came from art masters gallery It is a still life with two vases and it's painted as a frame, yet has no frame. If you find such a label, check on-line to see if the framer or gallery still exists. Answer: There were a number of B Giovannis painting during the 15th/16th centuries. Sellers looking to grow their business and reach more interested buyers can use Etsys advertising platform to promote their items. I will leave your comment here for anyone to see that might be interested, but I would caution anyone who is contemplating using this site to also contact one of the large well-known auction houses for their advice. I need your email adress.Thanks in adwance. The title is "Summer Antigonish NS 1932". Question: I have a very old painting which I believe to be by Nicolas Poussin. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on October 28, 2017: Hi Sari Mati, Thank you for your kind comments. (20% off), Keep collections to yourself or inspire other shoppers! If you then feel that the painting might be valuable and you wish to sell it you could approach an auction house or art dealer in your local area for further advce. Pastel is a pure powdered pigment mixed with a binding agent. Question: I have a signed painting by D.A. Share your discoveries with us. Questions About Antique Velvet Paintings What is a black velvet painting? It's amazing how many times I've reviewed and tweaked this hub, and yet that never occurred to me! Even though Leeteg died in 1953, paintings on velvet were still regarded as examples of tropical fine art. Here you will find a useful list of variations which may help you to identify a country of origin. It's a question worth asking and one that is partly responsible for keeping Baldwin in the velvet painting biz for so long. It is at least a good starting point for determining the value of an original masterpiece: Amanda gives great advice, some of which is in my new book The Art Hunters Handbook. Voted up! What is the price? The frame is ornate but peeling and chipped, the backboard is warped but the painting is on glass. It portrays a woman reaching to put a wreath on a tall statue of Jesus. Examine the piece with a magnifying glass to determine whether it was painted or printed. Where can I get an appraisal for free online? People are looking for pieces with which to decorate their homes that are affordable and different than what is easily accessed in the market. When the topic of art collecting comes up, we all imagine evenings at tiny art galleries, admiring some new artist's debut collection. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on February 24, 2013: Thank you for your positive feedback, Dawn Ca. Thanks for a nice article with magnificent photos. As Giovanni Guerzoni is a listed artist you should be able to find examples of his work on the Blouin Art sales Index site. I bought it at a flea market because I'm very intrigued by it. The vast majority of old paintings, prints, and etchings have a relatively low market value and may be tricky to sell, but don't give up just yetthere are many lost and forgotten masterpieces out there just waiting to be re-discovered. Are there any specific books or links to check for these type of artworks? Crisp, 2-over-2 cushion design, wide track arms and black tapered feet lend a clean, contemporary aesthetic. 6 foot by 6 foot. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on September 23, 2013: Hi DRG, Thank you for the excellent suggestion. This can devalue or damage the work. It will not be cheap, even lesser condition covers with writing, tape, and or heavy soiling can bring a cool $1,000, high quality copies can fetch upwards of $3,000. Silver is tarnished throughout and will easily clean. Answer: It is impossible to give an accurate appraisal without seeing the item in person. There are also quite a number of listings on eBay which might be helpful. Auctions normally charge a commission fee for their services. Selling and valuing online since 1997. They were a part of my father-in-law's collection as he was a graphic artist in Providence, RI, and he knew Mr. Loring. Given their provenance and the fact that you have documentation relating to their acquisition, it will be worth having them examined by someone from an auction house who may have a view as to their saleability and the amount they might achieve if sold at auction. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on September 14, 2015: Hi zhzh, unfortunately I have had to delete your comment as you included an email address, which anyone reading this page could use. Can you advise me on what to do next please. Search for paintings on your phone to see if anything comes up. In fact, it was only a print, but it was a very good one. In the 1950s, velvet paintings proliferated in tourist markets in cities all along the U.S.-Mexican border, including Ciudad Juarez, a town just across the border from El Paso, Texas, that was known as a place for Americans to ditch their Puritan roots and run amok. Good luck with your research, and thanks for commenting. Signed lower right Provenance: Purchased from the artist by the parents of Linda Smith By inheritance Linda Smith Manuel Acosta (Mexican/American, 1921-1989) Farm beside a hill sight: 8 1/4 x 10 1/2in MANUEL ACOSTA (1921 - 1989) WATERCOLOR ON PAPER Manuel Acosta | Flowers There is a room with the black light showing off the art. I will definitely put something in about engravings. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on March 30, 2017: Hi Oddbob, Unfortunately I do not offer a valuation service, as clearly stated in the article. [6] One artist would paint one piece of the picture, then slide the velvet along to the next artist, who would add something else. It's not the signature, as its most definitely not Charles Schulz and many black velvet paintings were signed by the artist. Not all good paintings are valuable in monetary terms. The painting has been kept in horrible conditions . Answer: I wonder if the first artist you mention is in fact the Dutch artist Philippe Sadee (1837-1904)? I found this particular website to be useful and informative. THOMAS DUANE CROCKETT on January 02, 2019: I have a Bohner and a Struenk. If you think you have struck lucky, ask a local art dealer or auction house to take a look. Good luck with your ebaying. As I have stated elsewhere, I'm not able to provide a valuation service. Certain limited edition prints are worth more than normal prints. Dogs Velvet Painting 5,000/ Piece. It says it's an original etching by John Cameron. Equally, even if it is unsigned but is of an interesting subject, such as a political cartoon, it may well be of interest to a specialist collector. No worries, I just like the look of them on the wall. Some very old prints and etchings are extremely valuable. Hawaii had not yet become a major resort destination that was within reach of the average American traveler. Any item is only worth as much as another person is prepared to give you for it. I recommend you approach an auction house with a dedicated art specialist on the team if you are hoping to sell your item. Fastest Car Rider from California on June 27, 2011: I am newbie here I hope You make my stay nice here. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on April 04, 2019: Hi Bob, nice to hear from you. It is of two sailing boats on a lake and is quite attractive. There are many lost masterpieces around waiting to be re-discovered. Question: I have an original religious Madonna with child painted around 1500. Paintings by this artist don't often come to auction, so it may be difficult to get a completely accurate valuation. If, however, you require a written appraisal for insurance purposes, you will need to have this done by a professional appraiser. The whole collection is awesome to view. Thanks. Is this worth anything? smcopywrite from all over the web on May 22, 2011: very nice information to have when our economy is such as it is. I've found out that my paintings aren't valuable! If the answer is no, then you might want to keep trying until you find an auction house with an experienced art expert on board. Labels that give a museum name, such as Museum of Modern Art, NY, Tate Gallery, or Musee du Louvre are a good indication that your picture is a print and is likely to be a low-value item. Answer: Auction houses will generally provide you with an estimated value when accepting an item for sale. It was initially a brassfounders and then specialised in reproduction copper and brassware'. Vintage Doberman Pinscher Velvet Framed Painting Black Dog Wall Art Signed B. W. Amadeo's work does occasionally appear at auction. Very wise words - we should always be open to learning. It is 1ft 7in heigh and 1ft 4in wide and depicts a boat on a river. Scheermuni'. 236x316 0 0 69 Best Velvet Image. To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. There are several etchings by John Cameron listed on there. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on October 27, 2018: Italo Botti was a 20th century artist born in New york of Italian immigrant parents. If you love art, as I do, paintings on the wall will always bring pleasure. My advice to new collectors who have lots of taste, but not too much money, is to buy the things they like, that give them pleasure, rather than be too concerned about investment value. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Your WorthPoint Account is Suspended: Please update your billing information in. Goya, "The Bravery of Martincho in the Ring of Saragassa (Tauromaquia 18)," 1815-1816. Because they tend to be produced by the artist himself rather than by an engraver or print studio, etchings are often more highly sought-after. These are just two of the better known sites offering valuation services, and hopefully, as they are well-established, they are likely to offer a reasonable service. As I have said before, both in the article, and elsewhere in these comments, I do not provide a valuation service. Blouin Art Sales Index is a useful on-line resource which might show you whether your picture has been through auction. Do not remove the frame from an old piece of art. Thanks for the very useful and useful information. The earliest prints were made using a raised surface which could be inked. [9] It reopened in December 2013 in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.[10]. Courtesy of Wiki Commons. Can you advise me on the nature of this potential John Constable painting in my possession? An American grocer and businessman, Doyle Harden, was vacationing in the El Paso/Juarez border area and came across velvet paintings in some shops. Vintage Velvet Jesus Painting from the 1970s Signed Original brooksandthurman (629) $99.99 FREE shipping Pair of Vintage 70s Black Velvet Painting Smoking Elderly Asian Man and Woman Groovy Kitsch pinkvictorianhouse (401) $115.00 FREE shipping SHOP ALL VELVETS. The vast majority of pre-owned art available for sale is by artists who are unknown amateurs, or else by artists who are not well-known outside of their local areas, and whose work has never passed through the major galleries and auction houses. Find out from your insurance company exactly what information they need. Theres no reason a fuzzy-textured painting of some dogs playing poker cant meet that standard, so toss it up on the wall and share it if it makes you happy. At that time, to European eyes, they were not just exotic and different, they were something to be admired and were used as a source of inspiration. There are a few key differences between satin and velvet painting. A genuine Poussin may well attract a lot of interest, and some of his paintings have sold for considerable sums, as you will discover if you look at the auction price listings on the website. A velvet painting is a type of painting distinguished by the use of velvet (usually black velvet) as the support, in place of canvas, paper, or similar materials. velvet, Answer: I'm afraid that Johnson is an incredibly common sir-name, and the subject you describe is a popular one for artists to depict. How is it possible to tell a print from an original, or a fake from a genuine item, without seeing it in the flesh? value. Answer: Photographic collectibles are a specialist field. As you know, anyone can set up a site like this, and the kind of paintings listed can literally sell for, thousands, tens of thousands, and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars. I skimmed through this page so hope this applies. Through velvet painting the future shall be foretold! But I've sold more than $100 million worth of velvets, and to me it's beautiful art." Over the years that Harden was selling the paintings unfolded a border story through which would pass. Once you have established whether the painting might be of value, take it to an auction house that specialises in art, and seek further advice. Ok. You can't blame them if they seek to take advantage of an innocent punter. The signature is illegible and it looks like it's in Greek/Slavonic alphabet. Also, there are many factors to take into consideration such as condition, provenance, and general desirability. Answer: There are so many artists in this world, and so many of them are amateurs, or unknown outside of a small, local area. Soon, the paintings were associated with kitsch and primarily seen as tacky. Question: My watercolour picture is dated 1886 by Alfred Scott Broad. In the early 1960s, the value of some of his paintings rose as high as $20,000 apiece. Can you give me an idea of where to see if they are worth anything? Most black velvet paintings were sold through tourist stands and shops in Mexico and the artist's are generally unlisted or unknown. While it could be that no one will ever purchase it, I still value it. How could I send photos? Have you ever heard of that artist before? When you examine the back of your painting look for clues such as old labels and auction numbers. Is there any value in those artist's work? Help with sales, you do not tell me the price of the original painting by Jolene Judith with the head of Hollowness 1478-1510. How can I find the value of these paintings? [2] Marco Polo and others introduced black velvet paintings to Western Europe, and some of these early works still hang in the Vatican Museums. Reproductions of this painting exist in large numbers and are consequently of limited value. What would my MacAskill photograph be worth? Amanda Severn (author) from UK on September 20, 2017: Thank you for your comment. Answer: I recommend you research your painting on the website. The original painting is currently in the ownership of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. x 27in. It was an odd one, as my father and mother painted it in the 60's while they were still married. If you could get it to a high end auctioneers such as Sothebys or Christies you should get all the help and advice you need. Guerrero is a fairly common Spanish sir-name, and there are a number of listed artists by this name. Current Bid. Unframed Acrylic Natural Scenery Painting, Size: 24*48 Inch 4,999/ Piece. The artist used to paint up to forty a day for another wholesaler, but now he does. One does not need to own either to learn, and we should all be open to learning. $39. (note: I do have about 100 of them and mostly signed). I have been able to find out very little about this artist. Amanda Severn (author) from UK on January 03, 2019: It is impossible to give a realistic appraisal of works of art without seeing them in person. The perfect gift for your family, friends, and clients for all occasions including birthdays . The artist's name is 'W. Etsy uses cookies and similar technologies to give you a better experience, enabling things like: Detailed information can be found in Etsys Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy and our Privacy Policy. Engravings are worth more because they were harder to make and of course older. Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like: Without these technologies, things like personalized recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly. $63 $75 16% OFF. Women's Clothing Fashion and Accessories. Locally based auction houses, art dealers, and art appraisers are all easily discovered by researching on the internet. By shopping small, you'll reduce your environmental impact and get decor that's much more unique and original. That's a great help and starting point. Leonardo da Vinci [Public domain or CC BY-SA 3.0]. I hope you found it useful. Most are the carpy ones for $35 or so. I would like to insure it, but have no idea how to get it valued without incurring a cost (at present unemployed). Brushstrokes are not so obvious on a watercolour as on an oil, but you should still be able to see variation in the surface of the painting. If you are still uncertain, examine the frame and backing for clues. Please be aware, however, that there are many prints of this artist's work in circulation, and a print usually has only a fraction of the value of an original. They sell well at auction, and if you have a genuine painting by this artist that you wish to sell, I recommend you take it to a reputable auctioneer for their advice. A velvet painting is a type of painting distinguished by the use of velvet (usually black velvet) as the support, in place of canvas, paper, or similar materials. Alexandre-Franois Bonnardel (1867-1942) is a listed artist, noted for his still-lifes. The value of the item sold was $225 (USD). The date of the sticker is 3rd March 1906. Gently clean the glass with a soft cloth, using a tiny amount of glass cleaner only if necessary. Srtist name appears to be "Ismothe next few letters are not very legible could be nio, could be rxo not sure. Answer: There are a number of Cyndi Nelson prints on ebay. A black velvet painting of Avis. If your print is signed and is by a well-known artist, it may well be valuable. If your painting is valuable, approach a local auction house. Sites that purport to give accurate appraisals via email can in fact only give you an indication of a typical auction price for that specific artist. A well executed oil painting will usually have a feeling of depth and often a softness about it that is the result of the paint being built up in layers known as "glazes." It features two expressionist female nudes and looks like it is from the late 1940s or 1950s. Question: My husband had an old oil painting by Maurice Meyer. Carl had a story for the paintings on black velvet. The quickest way to search for listed artists is to go on Blouin's Art Sales Index website. As William Miller is a fairly common name, it is quite likely that there are many more unlisted artists including amateur painters who may have produced your item.
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