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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.

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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 .

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Andrew Evans

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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