There is a Certificate on back says Renoir. Entitled Bathing in the Seine.
Description and history
This is a limited edition numbered Glicee Print from a known painting of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French: 25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919). A Giclee is a French term meaning “to spray”, referring to how an inkjet printer works and how giclee prints are usually produced. These large format inkjet printers use small spraying devices that can both match color and apply ink precisely, giving artists a high-quality print. In this case, this is a limited edition print, and the signature, which is hand signed, is not from Renoir, it is a reproduction.
Some print runs were made of this print, the most common one is ‘Collection Domaine Renoir’ that typically had an embossed seal stamped by the Estate Domaine. In this case, the seal maybe missing, or it is a different edition, but most prints have it. The print was made in the 2000s, so it is quite new.
Regarding the value, it has a value as a decorative piece, but it isn’t considered art. In case that you have doubts about it, you can check the surface of the art, that should be flat. Also, with a magnifying glass you can see little dots from the inkjet printing thecnology used.
Appraisal Value ($)
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.