Frank Vining Smith Painting

 

                Frank Vining Smith Painting

Frank Vining Smith Painting
The Haunted Wood Edge of Water

Bernie asks: What can you tell about the value of this Frank Vining Smith Painting? It measures 19″x 29″

AW says: Frank Vining Smith  (1879-1967)  was born in South Abington MA   He was known for marine-ship and wildlife paintings and illustration.

The example you have here – The Haunted Wood on the Edge of Water is a wonderful example of his work depicting a forest as the subject with  waterfowl in flight.

Historic auction records show strong interest in Mr. Vining’s work, who sometimes signed with the initials F.V. Vining before his last name. The light I believe is excellent and the color contrast of the forest to the birch trees in the foreground is I think, superb.

Retail value: $2,800

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Oscar Anderson Watercolor

 Oscar Anderson Watercolor

 Oscar Anderson Watercolor signature   Oscar Anderson Watercolor

Ivan asks: I have this Oscar Anderson watercolor painting, what is it worth?

AW says: This is a wonderful Oscar Anderson Watercolor. The subject is “Sailboats in Gloucester MA”.  There are very few auction records of Oscar Anderson’s watercolor works.

His most valuable works are his large oil paintings of marine subjects.

As you likely know, watercolors are less valuable than oil paintings, so that is a bit of a negative, however it is a marine painting which is what he is best known for. This  Oscar Anderson Watercolor is a classic worth having.

Retail value: $750

Wholesale value: $400

 

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita Nude Etching

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita Nude Etching  Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita Signed Nude Etching Appraisal  Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita Signed Nude Etching Appraisal

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita Nude Etching

Vincent Asks:

Can you appraise my Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita Nude Etching ?

AW says: The following appraisal is based on my experience in the antiques/art business which dates back to 1979.

The methods used for valuation, were auction records, internet research and study of the print via digital photos.

This signed Foujita etching represents some of the artists’ better work and most desirable subject matters.

Media: Drypoint Etching

Artist: Tsughouharu Foujita (Japan 1886-1968)

Size 18×23

Hand Signed

Title Reclining Nude  on Stomach

Colors Tan, Grey, Yellow, Black

Description: Nude Woman lying on stomach. Grey background.

Printed at Apollo Editions Artisiques

Replacement value: $9,200

The appraiser has no financial interest in this item.

Walter S. Kolenda

Member of Certified Appraiser’s Guild of America