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We have 2 large oil paintings by Charles Edward Proctor.  He is a grandson of Isaac M Singer, of Singer Sewing fame.  My husband is a Great great great grandson of Isaac.
The paintings are of Charles parents, William Fash Proctor & Voulettti Theresa Singer Proctor.  Charles painted them from photographs.  Does the provenance increase the value of these paintings?  I have seen paintings of his selling for less than $1000.00.  Thanks for your help.

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Yes, the more details you have as to the history of the works, the more value they have with collectors.

I suggest you use your computer to create a document that gives a detailed history of the work, and then find a way to attach that to the back of the piece, as long as it does not harm the art.

I have framed art at home with envelopes on the back. The envelopes contain detailed descriptions of where the art came from and who created it etc. I tape it to the back where the brown paper is, that was used to seal up the art in the frame.  No harm to the art, and if anyone in the future wants info, it's all there.


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I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


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Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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