Question Hi there. I here recently have came across an oil painting that is very pretty by the way it is sighed by an artist named jenkins on the back it has a certificate of Authenticity the name of this piece is called Golden pedals, the certificate is from a company by the name of Royal Art, ltd. out of Hollywood Ca. I looked for this company and cannot find it. So my question to you is how can I find out if this is worth anything?
Answer Dear Danielle,
I hope you are doing well. I looked up the last name of Jenkins and there is more than one listed artist with the same last name. Unfortunately, without a first name it is difficult to tell you who the artist is. Even with the first name the artist may not be listed in an artist directory. I have seen other paintings from Royal Art and their COA's are fairly generic as they do not have the artist's full name. Royal Art, Ltd., was a corporation formed in the seventies specifically to market low end affordable art they would acquire from unknown artists. They have been shut down by the state of California for unknown reasons, but it canít be good. If the technique is good and the image pleasing; the painting may have value even without knowing the artist. The value would be whatever a collector is willing to pay.
I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.
Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
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