Fine Art/W E Lockhart
I purchased at auction 30+ years ago a painting by W E Lockhart; it appears to be oil on card. I have contacted Annan Scotland Museum and they tell me this was sold as "A young Girl Carrying Launry" but Lockhart Exhited as "Paquita, a Little Majorican Maiden". It is 24x12 inches and in an antique white and gold wooden frame. Brush strokes are evident and does have W E Lockhart in bottom right hand corner. On the back it says "Museum Edition Print" "Young Girl in Field. They suggested that I send it to them for appraisal but I am wondering if there isn't somewhere in the US that I can get information prior to spending the money to ship overseas.
Hi Joyce, there are many fine art appraisers in the US. Finding an expert in William Ewart Lockhart may be difficult, though, as his works are not commonly auctioned. I have not seen any prints auctioned, but some unique oil on canvas works have auctioned at Sotheby's from $1,000 to $10,000, which shows there may be a decent following. The International Fine Art Appraisers has a listing of their US and Canada based appraisers at http://ifaacertified.com/locate.html
. I suggest trying them before sending the piece overseas. Lastly, try Sothebys at http://www.sothebys.com/services/appraisals/index.html