Spy Leslie Ward paintings. Not original
Description and history
This is a pair of Vintage Spy Leslie; Sir Leslie Matthew Ward (21 November 1851 – 15 May 1922), framed prints from circa early 20th century. The left print corresponds to Colonel Francis Marcus Beresford (August 1818 – 1 August 1890), he was a British Conservative Party politician. The title of this caricature is “Southwark” published in Vanity Fair in 1876.
The other caricature corresponds to The Duke of Cleveland originally published in Vanity fair in 1877.
Vanity Fair was a weekly magazine of social, literary, and political content. Victorian and Edwardian England celebrated the work and most noted were it’s caricatures of famous men and women of the time.Thomas Gibson Bowles was the founder, owner, and editor of the magazine until 1889.
Regarding the value, they are considered decorative pieces (they are prints) so they have value for collectors.
Appraisal Value ($)
– 50-70$ for each
How to sell it
Art pieces are difficult to sell, you will need some time to find a buyer, so be patient!
To sell the items, I would recommend doing so through the internet. You have plenty of options, for instance:
– Ebay, Craiglist, Etsy, Facebook ads, Amazon marktplace
I would probably go ahead and take a couple of good pictures, like described here:
Then I would use the provided description as a text to the ad, and an attractive ad title will make it.
There isn’t any special difference between selling it on Etsy, FB or Amazon. I would recommend to upload the same ad to at least two or three platforms. It will ensure a high visibility of the ad.
The asking price can be close to the value, it depends upon how fast you want to sell. In general, an agressive strategy of 20% price cut will work great, however it depends upon your specific location.
About the valuation method
To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer.
That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.
For art pieces, remember that it isn’t the same a print, a limited edition print or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be identified, the value assigned corresponds to the quality and potential interest of the market for the painting.