Hi, I have a picture that I'd like to learn more about. It is titled "Evangeline", painted by Edwin Douglas, engraved by Alfred C. Alais. Does it have any value? It's been in my family as long as anyone can remember and my father left it to me. Thank you.
Answer Dear Jamie,
The image Alderney and another painting by Edwin Douglas called Sark; have been widely reproduced for over 100 years. A.C. Alais etched the original prints around 1900. Later restrike etchings were published by Thomas Ross Ltd and most were hand colored. I cannot tell you if you have an original from the first or later printings; or if you have a vintage offset lithograph reproduction of the image. One thing to look for is plate marks, indentations near the margins. If there are no plate marks you likely have a reproduction. Offset lithographs will also have a dot type pattern when viewed under high magnification. If you are not sure, take it to a local fine antique/art dealer and have them take a look at it for you.
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.
Publications The Fine Art Collectors News
Education/Credentials Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.