Fine Art/A. Chabanian

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I have a large oil painting by A. Chabanian.  It is of a moonrise over the ocean.  I am wondering what a ballpark price would be for the painting for insurance purposes.  It has been in my family for about 75 years.  I would also like to know why paintings by Chabanian, who I know was a French artist, would have been for sale in the Midwest where the painting was purchased in or about 1935.  I appreciate your taking the time to answer my questions.  
Thank you,
Judy Marold

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Dear Judy,
The seascape artist Arsène Chabanian (1864-1949); aliases: Arsen Chabanian; Arsen Šabanyan; Arsen Shabanian; was French Armenian. You did not give me the size of your painting, but an average auction estimate in 2012 for his oil seascape oil paintings is between $1000-5000 USD; depending on size and desirability of the image.
Many art dealers and collectors have brought art from Europe since ship travel began. It was very popular to bring French and other European art back to the U.S. from trips abroad by the wealthy. They could fill their first class cabins with art that was not easily accessible to the working class Americans.
I hope this information is helpful.
Kind regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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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.

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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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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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