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Luigi Lucioni Barns
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Hello Dolly,
I have a signed original Luigi Lucioni watercolor of some Vermont Barns. I am trying to identify it and determine its approximate value. I have no provenance with it sadly.

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Dear Alison,

You have a lovely watercolor painting by the artist. Luigi Lucioni did not paint with watercolors nearly as much as oils, and interestingly the ones I found auction examples of are mostly of rural landscapes; many with barns and silos.

There was one listed (without a photo) called Red Barns Across a Road. Others were listed as Vermont Gray Barn or just Vermont Barn. He obviously had a desire to paint New England barns and farms.

I cannot give you a name. Most of the time when you see a name such as the ones above, they were given by someone else and just used to describe the scene since many painters do not always formally name their paintings. Therefore you could name it, Red Barns in Green Pasture; or whatever description you feel fits it best. I wish there was a photo of the one called Red Barns Across a Road so that you can compare. However based on the watercolors I have seen of similar subject by Lucioni; and although not entirely easy to see the signature, once I enlarged your photo it looks appropriate.

Try searching with key words: Luigi Lucioni, barn, watercolor and there are images of his work. I cannot give you a current market value. The prices I see are either wholesale auction sales or pre-sale estimates by the auction house. Similar sizes and subject as yours appear to be very collectible. Red Barns Across a Road sold at auction for $1770 in 2013 with a pre-auction estimate between $3000-5000. Sounds like someone got a very good deal.

I hope this information is helpful.

Kind regards,
Dolly

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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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. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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