I found a David Nichols watercolor painting of the light house in harbor town on Hilton head island. It looks original VERY nicely framed and matted. It does have his signature in pencil and noway looks like a print. I looked this up online and someone said it could be worth a large amount of money and My question is if this is true and how much is it worth ? I have pictures and close UPS of the signature I can send in and looking with a led flash light the signature is not a print and this painting is real
Answer Dear Steve,
I believe you have a reproduction print of a watercolor. Artists do not sign original work twice, as seen in the photo you posted. It appears the artist hand signed next to the signature in the print; probably for a collector at a gallery show or as a signed open edition print. I checked auctions and could not locate an artist to match this work that has had anything at auction. If you have a high magnification loupe or glass, you will probably see some circles or squares from the offset printing. If not, take it to a local dealer/gallery and have them look at it for you. It is a small piece and even if a real watercolor, the value is probably less than $100-200.
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