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A posible original painting by Vittorio Reggianini

1899 painting from Vittorio reggianini namer a humorous tale reverse painted on glass looks like a photo but when light is put behind can clearly see it is a painting it’s signed and numbered 1A

Description and history

This is an original painting possibly painted by Vittorio Reggianini. Reggianini was a 19th-century Italian genre painter specializing in scenes of bourgeois life. Born in Modena, Italy in 1858, Reggianini was part of a group of artists called the “Costume Painters,” who sought to revive the sophistication of the past by painting a romanticized version of the culture during a time of great military conflict. The artist died in 1938.

First, we can see in the pics that it is clearly a painting. The roughness is compatible with what you would expect for brush strokes, and the customer is sure it has brush strokes. The protective glass is covered with painting which is compatible with an original painting.

We used our Artificial Inteligence image comparator, here are the results:

After checking each image, we couldn’t find an exact match, it is true this piece is similar to A Humorous Tale, which is a known painting from Reggianini:

So in this case, for the appraisal value, I have assumed that it is authentic. However, if there is no provenance for this piece, an authentication process is mandatory, as 98% of this kind of paintings are reproductions.

Appraisal Value ($)

– 350,000-500,000$

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:

https://www.channelreply.com/blog/view/how-to-take-photos-for-ebay

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. 

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