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YOU ARE THE THIRD ONE I ASKED THIS QUESTION AND NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO ANSWER ME HOPE YOU CAN, i HAVE TWO PICTURES (PRINTS) OF MICHEL DELACROIX, THEY ARE BLUE WINTER SCENES, I THINK ONE IS CALLED LACHASE  D HAVER AND THE OTHER NUIT DE DECEMBER ON THE BACK OF THE FRAMES IT SAYS MUSEUM QUALITY MADE IN CANADA CAN YOU TELL ME THERE VALUE, THEY ARE FRAMED SO I CAN ONLY SEE THE NAME NO NUMBER BUT ON ONE THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER WRITTEN IN THE SMOKE ON THE HOUSE BUT I CAN'T MAKE IT OUT IT IS SO SMALL.
THE OTHER I THINK IS A PRINT IS A CLAUDE MONET DATED 1878 AND IN AN OLD GUILDED AND RED FRAME, ACTUALLY QUITE UGLY, BUT ITS OF DAISIES IN A BROWN VASE, WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE WALL PAPER BEHIND IT WITH RED AND BLUE FLOWERS MUTED COLORS HOW CAN I TELL IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING OR CAN YOU GUIDE ME WHERE TO GO TO FIND OUT.I HOPE YOU ARE THE ONE THAT CAN HELP ME.
THANK YOU
PENNY

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Dear Penny,

Thank you for writing to the Art Appraisal Firm about your fine art prints.  

It is most likely that the reason you are having a hard time getting an answer is that there are several editions of most of the kind of prints you own and each edition has a different value. Without personally inspecting the works, it is impossible to give you a definitive opinion of value.

However, from your description it sounds as if your examples are most likely museum quality prints sold more for their decorative value than collection value.   Museum reproductions of fine paintings routinely sell in nice frames at auction for under $50. Limited editions can bring more. Most limited editions are numbered in pencil in the lower margin of the print. This number would most often be expressed as a fraction.  If your examples are not limited editions, they would have limited resale value in today's market.

Although this information may be disappointing, I hope it is helpful.

Thank you again for writing.

Best,

Cindy Charleston Rosenberg, ISA CAPP
www.artappraisalfirm.com

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Our firm provides professional written Art Appraisal Services for formal functions such as donation, estate tax estimation, or insurance. Within the parameters of this site we are happy to answer general questions about art. Examples of such questions would be: "What does the "e.a." on my print mean?", "What does a fraction on the bottom of the image stand for (example 10/200)", or "How do I know if a certificate of authenticy is reliable". However, we regret that we are not able to provide the value of specific works without engagement. Clients who would like to engage us to advise them about the value of specific works of art are invited to visit our website at www.artappraisalfirm.com. The "fees" link provides specific directions for how to obtain an informal evaluation, or a formal written report, depending on your specific needs. We are an independent art appraisal company and therefore we also cannot help clients who are looking for a dealer or broker to sell their artwork.

Experience

President and Founder: Art Appraisal Firm, LLC Founding Partner and Fine Art Consultant: The Appraisal Firm of Pennsylvania Art Appraisal Consultant to: Museums, Attorneys, Financial Planners, Trust Companies, Historical Societies, Prominent Auction Houses, and Galleries. Contributing Feature Writer for Art Matters magazine, covering fine art, auctions, and antiques. Featured Guest Speaker: Building a Fine Art Collection, Ten Elements in the Appraisal of Fine Art. Proprietor: The Charleston Galleries located in Chestnut Hill, Malvern and Wayne, Pennsylvania; and Lambertville, New Jersey. Specializing in estate paintings and sculpture, 1991-2001

Organizations
Certified Member in good standing: International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Business Partner Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art; Woodmere Art Museum. General Memberships: The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown and New Hope; The Philadelphia Sketch Club; The Chestnut Hill and Cheltenham Historical Societies; Glenside Chamber of Commerce. Volunteer Activities: Group Facilitator, Safe Harbor Children’s Bereavement Program, Interfaith Houses for Humanity Project.

Publications
Art Matters Magazine

Education/Credentials
B.A., Human Services, Antioch College, 1979 Graduate Studio Courses: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1989-1991 Graduate Studio Courses: University of the Arts, 1989-91 Continuing Education: Appraisal Theory Changes and IRS Standards Changes: ISA, 2007 New IRS Tax Laws: ISA, 2007 Connoisseurship Seminar: ISA, 2007 Art History in Context: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006 Philadelphia Library Symposium, Art and Religion, 2005 Art History Courses: The Impressionists of New Hope: The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. 2005 Masterpieces in Context: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2004 American Indian Painting, ISA, 2001 Art Conservation Panel, ISA, 2001 Appraisal of Prints, ISA, 2001

Awards and Honors
Completion of the experience, continuing education, peer review, report writing, and qualifying examination requirements for the ISA Certification to Appraise Fine Art (CAPP) designation under the auspices of the University of Maryland. The CAPP (Certified Member) distinction is the highest level of recognition ISA can bestow. Certified ISA members must recertify every five years by demonstrating continued professional development in their specialty areas and must pass a recertification exam. Successful completion of coursework and required examination in the ISA Appraiser as Expert Witness Course.

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