Fine Art/William Vincent Besser
Hi- I have two portaits executed in 1908 by Besser. I know they are of Joshua Lucius Halbert and his wife Ida(Jester) Halbert. They were purchased at an estate auction at their former home in Corsicana, TX. He was mayor for 10 years and they both had major political ties in TX. She needs a cleaning and he needs restoration as he is torn. Each signed in lower left, Ida Dated as well. I really want to sell them could you please help! I will attach pics.
Scott, I would like to see additional images.
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image of a reasonable size (not too large), and send them as “attachments”, do not embed them in your email. If you are looking for identification or opinion regarding your painting best would be an image of the front (just the painting, don’t include your lovely living room or pick-up truck), the back, and remove any paper covering (90% of respondents do not send me images of the back, I can obtain nearly as much information from the back as from the front), and close-ups of the signature, details of the brush-work, and any inscriptions or labels (use the macro setting on your camera for these close-ups). You can send this information to my email at email@example.com and make your subject line “allexperts” so I do not bounce you as spam. It would be nice to receive feedback as I do this on my own time with no remuneration, free, no charge, nada. I do NOT research prints or artwork post-1940 (in other words if it does not look like your grandfather or great-grandfather would have owned it, don't proceed).