This painting was in a box I bought at Robert Foster’s Auction House in Newcastle 20 years ago No signature18”x12” oil on canvas
This art appraisal report offers an in-depth and impartial assessment of the artwork in question, grounded in the appraiser’s expertise and familiarity with the art market. All the information and data analyzed in this report is sourced solely from the client.
Having a clear understanding of the value of your artwork is crucial in making informed decisions about its future. This report provides a precise estimate of the value of each piece, using US dollars as the base currency. It is not intended to encourage the sale of the artwork, but rather to provide valuable information on how to proceed should the client decide to do so in the future.
Detailed description of the artwork, including its medium, dimensions, and condition.
Checking Originality: Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test
In the quest to identify a match, Image Search employs advanced AI techniques to scour databases of images in order to find visually similar images. This is achieved through the use of various algorithms such as pattern recognition and machine learning. While some results may be considered as “matches” due to a clear similarity, other results may be inconclusive as they rely more on chance rather than any specific similarities. To conduct this test, a front-facing image was used as a reference to search for similar images on the internet.
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?
The algorithm found an exact match. This result is associated with prints or reproduction paintings, either regular or limited edition prints, that were hand signed by the original artist of this piece of art. It’s important to determine what type you have, so I need to go through the research and inspection process.
The algorithm found this painting was originaly made by Amedeo Modigliani, with title Portrait Of Lunia Czechovska. There is a posibility this is an original painting by Amadeo, as he painted this model several different times. so I will continue with the examination 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 during 19th Century.
Condition of the artwork
This painting is in excellent condition, with no visible signs of wear or damage. The colors are still vibrant, and the paint has aged gracefully over time. No apparent repairs have been made to the work, giving it a unique patina that contributes to its overall charm.
Artist’s name, biographical information, artwork’s provenance (history of ownership) and exhibition history.
I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures.
Amedeo Modigliani did not always sign his paintings. Some of his works are unsigned.
In this case I am unable to discern if this artwork is original or not, as the frame is from circa 19thC and the scene could have been painting by Amadeo.
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for his distinctive style that combines elements of both classical and modern art. Modigliani was born in Livorno, Italy and began studying art at a young age. He moved to Paris in 1906, where he was heavily influenced by the work of Paul Cézanne, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Paul Gauguin. He developed a unique style characterized by elongated figures, mask-like faces, and a simplified use of color.
Detailed analysis of the artwork’s style, subject matter, and significance within the artist’s oeuvre and the broader art world.
I can check if the style and type of painting match those of the artist referenced.
Amedeo Modigliani’s style is characterized by elongated figures with mask-like faces, and a simplified use of color. He often depicted people, mostly women, with elongated necks, almond-shaped eyes, and a slightly distorted facial features. Modigliani’s figures are simplified, with a focus on the essential lines and shapes, rather than on realistic details. He also used color in a unique way, often limiting his palette to just a few colors to create a harmonious composition. He was also known for his ability to capture the essence of the human form, often using the human face and form as a means of expressing his emotional and psychological ideas. This combination of classical and modern art elements make his paintings instantly recognizable and unique.
Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar works by the artist or in the same medium.
In order to provide an up-to-date estimate of the fair market value for the artwork, I utilized the data collected, including auction prices and other relevant market information. This is crucial as it can be used in various contexts such as insurance, estate planning, and art market analysis. It also offers a valuable insight into how the valuation of the artwork may have changed due to environmental or economic factors.
The auction prices were a significant factor in determining the current market value of the artwork, as they are based on actual transactions between buyers and sellers in the art market. As such, they are a strong indicator of the expected value of the piece in the near future.
By analyzing auction results from the last 6 months, I was able to accurately determine the current fair market value of the artwork. This approach provides a comprehensive view of how the value has changed over time and gives insight into any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. Additionally, it allows me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices become available.
A painting by Amedeo Modigliani is considered valuable for several reasons. Firstly, his work is highly sought after by art collectors due to his unique style and its combination of classical and modern art elements. His use of elongated figures, mask-like faces and a simplified use of color make his paintings instantly recognizable and unique. Additionally, his paintings are considered valuable because of his relative rarity, as he did not produce a large body of work during his short career. Furthermore, Modigliani’s work has a historical significance, being a major artist of the early 20th century, and his work continues to be widely exhibited and studied in museums and galleries worldwide. The scarcity of his work and its historical significance, coupled with its aesthetic appeal, makes it valuable.
Final Appraisal Value ($)
5,000-6,000$ if reproduction
15M$ if it is original
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Relevant photographs or supporting documentation, such as condition reports or expert opinions
A detailed summary of the appraisal process and the appraiser’s qualifications.
Mark-to-market art appraisal is a vital method for determining the current value of a piece of artwork. This form of valuation requires an appraiser to consider various factors, such as market conditions, the condition and age of the artwork, and the artist’s reputation. By taking all these elements into account, a mark-to-market art appraisal delivers an accurate assessment of a piece of artwork’s current market value.
The artist’s reputation, as determined by their track record in gallery and museum shows, awards, and other accomplishments, is also considered in mark-to-market art appraisal. Appraisers use this information to determine if the value of a piece is likely to increase or decrease over time. Additionally, they will inspect the condition of the artwork and note any signs of wear or damage that might affect its future resale value.
When performing mark-to-market art appraisals, appraisers also consider market conditions by researching current art market trends and comparable works that have recently sold. This information is used to provide an estimate of a piece’s worth at that point in time. By considering all of these factors, mark-to-market art appraisal is able to give a reliable indication of the current value of a work. This kind of valuation can also ensure fair prices are paid and received when buying or selling art.
In summary, mark-to-market art appraisal is a crucial tool for determining the true value of a piece of artwork, enabling buyers, sellers, and appraisers to make informed decisions regarding its worth. It takes into account multiple aspects to provide an accurate assessment of the current market value of a work. This information can be used to ensure that buyers and sellers are getting a fair price for the artwork, and that the appraiser’s valuation is up-to-date and reflective of current market conditions.
In the case of insurance replacement appraisals, mark-to-market art appraisals can also be used to accurately estimate the cost of replacing a lost or damaged artwork. The current value, as determined by the appraisal, is then used to determine the amount that the insurance company will pay back to the policyholder. This way, policyholders can rest assured that they will receive an appropriate sum for any artwork that needs to be replaced due to accidental damage or theft. Additionally, this kind of valuation helps insurers ensure they are not being overcharged when artwork needs to be replaced as part of a claim settlement.
The appraisal process is a thorough evaluation of the item or items in question. It involves researching and analyzing the information provided by the requester in order to provide an accurate estimate of its value. The appraiser takes into account factors such as condition, rarity, demand, and market prices. Photographs and detailed descriptions are especially important when providing an appraisal, since they help the appraiser identify any potential flaws or defects that could affect the item’s worth. By using all the resources that are available, an evaluation can be done quickly, efficiently, and with a high level of accuracy.
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A qualified art appraisal, also known as a formal written evaluation, is a professional assessment of the monetary value of a piece of art by an individual who has specialized knowledge, expertise, and training in the field of art appraisal. This person must meet certain educational and professional requirements, including experience in researching and evaluating art, as well as knowledge of the art market and current market trends. The purpose of a qualified art appraisal is to provide an objective and unbiased opinion of the value of a piece of art for various purposes, including insurance claims, tax planning, estate planning, or to help determine a fair price for a sale or purchase.
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