Question Hi, I have a Frederick D. Ogden Painting on canvas. Through researching on the web I have found that his auction results are pretty consistent.I have noticed duplicate oil on canvas paintings from different auction houses in results so apparently they made reproductions or oil on canvas copys way back when. Somewhere I saw a reply to someone saying that if you had a Original Oil Painting and not a copy it could be worth very much.My question is are all these oil on canvas paintings I see by him selling from $300- $1200 copys or does a one of a kind Oil painting by him go for much more? and roughly how much. Thanks.
Answer Dear Gordan,
I checked auction records on his original paintings and could not find more than a couple of somewhat recent results. They sold in the same range as you have listed in your question. His copies would be prints on cardboard and their value would be less than $50. There are not many listings so collectors may be holding on to his original work; which would be prudent since I believe he is currently well undervalued at the auction houses. If you see duplicate originals at auction houses (which I didn't),consider that they may be reselling the same painting a buyer bought at a previous auction or it may be similar but not exact. Ogden liked painting haystacks in fields so there are several variations that I have seen. I hope this is helpful.
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