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I have what I think is the original oil painting by Davis F. Schwartz. The name of the painting is "San Francisco Ferry Building”. It's framed and is about 14x11.  It’s signed and dated (’41?) in the lower right hand corner. I'm hoping you can give me some idea of the value, if any.

It sounds like you know about Davis F. Schwartz, so I won't feed you his biography.  The Ferry Building was central to his career, so for a subject matter, this is an advantage.  Generally, a painting of this size by DFS might go at auction for $400-$700. Hard for me to say, having not seen the painting, nor understand anything about its condition. Best to check an auction house that has carried his works, or a dealer that has bought&sold his work.

Best of luck,

Clars Auctions
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Art Gateway Inc./Titus Paul Gallery
Ventura, CA  93001

Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery
Bodega Bay, CA  94923

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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