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This is my second question in as many days!  I am so glad I discovered you!  I have a picture (not framed) which is marked (in script) "Painted by W. Holman Hunt, P.M" on the lower left and "Engraved by J.D. Miller" on the lower right. Beneath the very beautiful picture is an excerpt of Tennyson's poem  and the title "The Lady of Shalott." (also in script).  TENNYSON in print and in caps. At the very lower left is a stamp or seal which requires better vision than mine to read...but I do see London.  The excerpt begins with "She left the web, she left the loom..." In this scene at the right of the window is a picture of a man sans clothing picking fruit from a tree.  I mention this because I saw one with a picture of Christ in that area.  If you have read thus far, I'd like to know more about the piece and it's value and who buys this such things.  I need to sell a lot of stuff!!  Thanks again for your time.

Hello, is any of this marked or signed in pencil or is it all printed?

If the artist names were in pencil then we would be talking about value. If it all printed than I would say not much value at all.

If you are near a good reputable auction house, then I would suggest putting this in a auction. It may do well depending on who is there say $100-$300 or it may falter and do what the market bears $50.

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Joseph B. Laskowski


I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.


Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

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