Oil on canvas, signed “A. Levy Paris”. Gilded frame approximately 16″ x 18″ (unframed approximately 14″ x 16″). Purchased in Paris in the early 1960’s by my father. It’s been in the family ever since.
This is a report on the value of your artwork. In this document, I’ll describe what you have and do some research to come up with an estimate of how much it’s worth based on all the information you gave me. The different parts of this document make sure that I can make an accurate market valuation based on all the information I found during my research and evaluation.
Understanding the value of your pieces is important to you and will help with any future decisions. This report provides an appraisal estimate for each artwork, using US dollars as a world reserve currency; it does not aim at encouraging anyone to sell their art but rather provides valuable information on what steps should be taken if someone else wanted to.
Description, research, and provenance.
Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test
In the search for a match, Image Search uses AI to look through databases of images and attempt to find ones that are similar. It can do this by using various algorithms like pattern recognition or machine learning. Some results may show as “matches” if there is actually something in common between two photos, but others will remain unknown since they rely more on chance than anything else.
The results of the automatic recognition are not conclusive. If a match is found, it will be shown below:
What specific information can we obtain from this test?
These results are linked to a piece of art that is possibly a reproduction, a limited edition print, or a regular print. To obtain the final conclusion, I need to keep going through the research and inspection processes. What we have here could be legal copies made by reputable artists who use the term “After”. The terms simply means these pieces were produced following such-and -such date which would not necessarily mean they’re illicit duplicates since people can own more than one original painting even though there may only exist just one genuine version out.
In this case, I have found a very similar, if not identical painting:
Eduard von Grützner
In this initial step, can find this painting is a reproduction painting of a painting made by Eduard von Grützner.
What is the age of this artwork?
When trying to determine the age of an artwork, one of the first things to look at is the frame. The style of the frame, as well as the type of artwork and color palette, can give clues as to when it was created. For example, a piece from the Baroque period might have a gilded frame with a complicated design, while a piece from the Renaissance might have a simple wood frame. One way to date a painting is by looking at the frame construction. A frame made with modern metallic parts like flat-head nails, staples, or Phillips-head screws is likely from the 20th century. Older frames will have parts made of irregularly cut wood and metal that has been forged by hand. In some cases, you can see the absence of metallic parts. This is just one example of how the frame is put together and can be used to date a painting.
Based on the color palette and frame construction, I concluded that the painting was created in the mid- to late-20th century.
Who has made this artwork?
I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures. At this step, I also inspect papers with an artist’s name or other identifying features like stickers that may help me identify who made their work. Provenance, if any, is considered as an input to try to find out if the artist is relevant.
A picture of the signature is depicted below:
I can read the signature as:
At this point, I can use the signature and try to find the artist’s name in a database of known-listed artists. Basically, it is a database with information about the names, surnames, origins, and biographies of the most well-known artists.
I found that the artist who painted this painting is a listed but mostly unknown artist, Aaron LEVY (XX). Sadly, his biography is unknown right now, and I think it cannot be reconstructed. Art history is filled with examples of great artists who toiled in obscurity, only to be discovered posthumously. In many cases, these artists were creating reproductions of other works, rather than original art. While the creators of these copies are often unknown, their work can provide valuable insight into the culture and history of the time. For instance, a reproduction of a painting from the Renaissance might reveal how its original artist was influenced by classical styles. Similarly, a copy of a modern painting can offer clues about the artist’s process and technique. In some cases, the identity of the reproduction artist may never be known. However, even anonymous painters can leave a lasting legacy through their work.
In this case, A Levy was a local/unknown artist that painted all kind of reproduction paintings.
Medium, frame construction, style, and frame
I can check if the style and type of painting match those of the artist referenced. Sadly I couldn’t find a comprable artwork made by this artist to compare styles. However, the artist name is not so relevant in reproduction paintings, were value of the painting is much more related to its quality.
The monk in the painting is shown engaged in his daily activity of smoking a pipe, with a soft light shining down on him from above. Although simple in composition, the painting is expertly executed and conveys a sense of calm and peace. The monk’s serene expression and the peaceful setting are a reminder that even in the midst of our busy lives, there are moments of quiet contemplation to be found.
There are many ways to judge the value of a work of art. For some, the monetary worth is the most important factor. Others may place emphasis on the historic or cultural significance of a piece. However, I believe that the most important criterion is the emotional impact of the work. A work of art can be valuable even if it is not particularly rare or famous. As long as it speaks to the viewer on a personal level, it has value. In my opinion, this painting is valuable because it is beautiful and serene. It makes me feel peaceful and calm every time I look at it. Even though it is a reproduction, it has been a source of great enjoyment for me, and I believe it is worth far more than its monetary value.
I would encourage anyone interested in purchasing this artwork to do so quickly, as it is likely to become more valuable over time. paintings of this quality are becoming increasingly rare, so it is a good investment.
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How to sell it
Antiques, art, and other collectibles are difficult items to sell online. This can take a lot of time. Be patient, but also make sure that the price you are asking for is the right one for your pieces of art. Consider the following tips on how to sell antiques and collectibles online: These tips will help maximize the price of your antique or collectible.
I would recommend selling it online. There are many ways to do this. For instance, Post an ad on Craigslist. Use eBay to sell antiques online. Post a listing on the Etsy marketplace. Sell with direct messages using Instagram. You can create a website using Squarespace or WordPress. Use Shopify to sell via a website, POS and social channels. List your items on Bonanza.com, Facebook Marketplaces, or Amazon Marketplaces. If you don’t have time, I would recommend starting with Facebook, Etsy, and Amazon.
The key to selling antiques online is to let potential customers know that you know what you are talking about. It’s much more difficult to sell something when the potential buyer can’t be sure it’s authentic. Sellers should use a well-thought out descriptive guide like this one. A good lead generation service should be helpful in establishing these relationships with online buyers, and an effective way to do this is through classified ads. If a buyer asks for more information, giving them some valuable facts well ahead of time will get you more sales because your reputation will increase and real customers are the ones who ask for more details.
In order to sell your antiques online, you will need to create a profile on the relevant forum (Etsy, Amazon, and FB). Make sure you add a high-resolution image of the product (include at least 3 detailed photos) and add some text. The text should be informative and straight to the point; nothing fancy or fluffy.
Asking price is a big factor in selling your antique. If your asking price is too high (fancy company stickers, missing parts, or chipped paint), you are unlikely to get many bids. If the asking price is too low, it will cost you money for repairs, shipping, and insurance. As a general rule, I would recommend setting an asking price that is 80% of the value of this report, so you will make the listing attractive from the beginning.
About the valuation method
I have considered the results from past auction sales to value this item. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from the asking price 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 generate 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 as a print, a limited edition print, or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be found, the painting’s value is based on its quality and how interested the market might be in it.
To value this item, I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from the asking price 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 generate 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.
Trying to determine the likely interests and tastes of a broad market can be tricky. You might not think collectors would be interested in works by a lesser-known artist, but they might be more interested than you think. You can’t know for sure without doing some market research. The same is true for artists whose work is in major museums or galleries but does not command high prices at auction or from dealers. Do not confuse the print with the original limited edition. Be aware that the value of a piece of art is linked to the artist’s name and reputation. The work’s quality and how interesting it might be are also important parts of its evaluation.
Quality art can be a good investment, but a large print or lithograph might not be as valuable. There are many different kinds of prints. Original works of art are worth the most, followed by limited edition prints, which can only be made in a certain number.