Fine Art/Renior Lithograph
I have a framed lithograph of Louis Valtat by Renior which I purchased from Merrill Chase Gallery/Chicago in 1971. I am interested in selling it. I would like to verify it's value, identify recent sold prices, and who I should contact to sell it? I hope you can help, please advise. Thank you.
There are quite a few auction records for this piece, with prices ranging anywhere from $1,300 to over $7,000. I will reproduce some of these results for you. This artwork, however, is somewhat outside my expertise and so I can neither explain the wide variation in prices nor tell you the best place to sell it. It would appear that it is a piece that may do well at Christies in New York, and I suggest you contact their print department directly for details on selling your artwork. Other possibilities for sale include Sothebys and Swann, and there are others as well. Good luck.
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Lot 190A: PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Louis Valtat.
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Louis Valtat. Lithograph, 1904. 298x238 mm; 11 3/4x9 3/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 950. Published by Vollard, Paris. From L'Album des Douze Lithographies Originales. A superb, dark impression with strong contrast [...more]
Estimate : $2,000 - $3,000
Realized : $1,320
Swann Auction Galleries: New York, NY, USA
Auction Date: March 5, 2009
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Lot 185: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919); Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales;
Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales (D., S. 38), c. 1904Lithograph on wove paper, from the edition on 950 (there were also 50 on japon), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, with full margins, in apparently good condition aside from a [...more]
Estimate : $3,000 - $5,000
Realized : $2,700
Bonhams & Butterfields: San Francisco, CA, USA
Auction Date: November 4, 2008
Lot 94: Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir (D.; S. 38)
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir (D.; S. 38) lithograph, circa 1904, on wove paper, from the edition of 950 (there were also 50 on Japon ), with margins, pale light-staining, minor [...more]
Estimate : $3,000 - $4,000
Realized : $7,200
Christie's: New York, NY, USA
Auction Date: May 2, 2007