Old picture by Walter Brightwell I inherited from step dad he got from his parents he was 79
This is your appraisal report, it has the following sections: Description and History, Appraisal Value (US$), How to sell it, and About the Valuation method.
Description and history
This is a fine quality art Lithograph Print titled “A Day In June” by Walter Brightwell (
Quaint Americana scenes illustrating rural life and landscapes are key features in Walter Brightwell’s artwork. His oil paintings of country life in the mid-1900s are expertly colored and detailed.
Brightwell was a gifted lithographer as well, creating prints span all seasons, with artist changing his color palettes from vibrant greens of springs to the rich oranges and reds of fall.
You have one of his most known lithographs. I can see it isn’t numbered and it is signed in plate (it means the signature is printed in the lithographic process). As it isn’t numbered, this litho is considered a valuable decorative piece, it doesn’t really have an artistic value. However, I think that decorators and general public would love this print. You can find an identical lithograph here:
Appraisal Value ($)
Do you have any other antique?
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.