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I recently inherited a painting by "F. Charlet". I think his first name is either Franz or Frantz. I found very little about him on the internet other than the fact that he is Belgian.

Do you have more information about him? Are his paintings valuable? I do not intend to sell it but would like to know for insurance purposes.

Tom Baker

Answer
Morning Tom, yes I can help you.

ButI am currently away from my office on business and therefore have no access to my library and records until Wednesday,
Sorry I can't help you until then....however, I will get back to you at that time and answer your question.

David

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Dear TOM<
Here's your Guy,
Do the subjects, sizes and descriptors match your pwn picture in any way? His work varies according to quality and subject matter.

I would have to see it to be fair.

Hope this helps:

I would point you in the direction of a book called: Dictionary of Belgian Artists.


Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "En visite", Oil Painting, s., , 83x55 cm, 33x22 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 12/11/2001, Lot No: 108, Illustrated in Brochure, $13086, £9215 (600000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 300000-500000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Portrait de femme", Oil Painting, s., , 71x51 cm, 28x20 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Vanderkindere, Brussels, Belgium, 18/09/2001, Lot No: 150, , $862, £590 (38000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Deux enfants a la table du petit dejeuner", Works on paper, s. W/C, , 48x37 cm, 19x15 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 17/09/2001, Lot No: 207, Illustrated in Brochure, $3289, £2253 (145000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Enfant jouant pres de murs de la ville", Oil Painting, mono.i.d.1882 panel, 1882, 17x27 cm, 7x11 inches

Auction Details: Gros & Delettrez, Paris, France, 18/06/2001, Lot No: 136, , $2343, £1662 (18000 French Francs), Estimates: 6000-8000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Portrait of Andre Marie Mommen", Oil Painting, s. i.d.1905 verso prov.exhib., 1905, 40x32 cm, 16x13 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 12/05/2001, Lot No: 57, Illustrated in Brochure, $869, £612 (40000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Children playing on the beach", Oil Painting, s., , 73x93 cm, 29x37 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 12/05/2001, Lot No: 481, Illustrated in Brochure, $29321, £20649 (1350000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 380000-450000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Le cake-walk", Oil Painting, s.d.1906, 1906, 70x90 cm, 28x35 inches

Auction Details: Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 08/05/2001, Lot No: 384, Illustrated in Brochure, $8253, £5812 (380000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 250000-350000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Arab guards smoking", Oil Painting, s., , 81x121 cm, 32x48 inches

Auction Details: Christie's, South Kensington, UK, 05/04/2001, Lot No: 119, Illustrated in Brochure, $18460, £13000 (13000 UK Pounds), Estimates: 7000-10000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Young orange seller in Biskra", Oil Painting, s.i. panel, , 32x41 cm, 13x16 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 10/03/2001, Lot No: 460, Illustrated in Brochure, $4366, £2990 (190000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 200000-250000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Welcome to my house", Oil Painting, s., , 36x46 cm, 14x18 inches

Auction Details: Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, LA, USA, 07/10/2000, Lot No: 551, Illustrated in Brochure, $4500, £3125 (4500 US Dollars), Estimates: 5000-7000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Vernon sur Seine", Oil Painting, s.d.1924 panel, 1924, 34x26 cm, 13x10 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 22/05/2000, Lot No: 255, , $549, £371 (24000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Scene d'Afrique du Nord", Oil Painting, mono i.d.1882 panel, 1882, 17x26 cm, 7x10 inches

Auction Details: Martin & Chausselat, Versailles, France, 20/05/2000, Lot No: 519, , $1901, £1284 (14000 French Francs), Estimates: 2000-2500


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Doux moment", Oil Painting, s., , 53x70 cm, 21x28 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 17/05/1999, Lot No: 191, , $2489, £1537 (95000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 120000-150000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Algerian girl beside fountain", Oil Painting, s.i.d.1887, 1887, 74x55 cm, 29x22 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, New York, NY, USA, 05/05/1999, Lot No: 183, Illustrated in Brochure, $11000, £6748 (11000 US Dollars), Estimates: 10000-15000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Children picking up flowers in a field", Works on paper, s. W/C, , 43x66 cm, 17x26 inches

Auction Details: Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 13/12/1997, Lot No: 887, Illustrated in Brochure, $5184, £3142 (190000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 100000-130000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Saturday", Oil Painting, s.d.1899 panel, 1899, 46x37 cm, 18x15 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 15/09/1997, Lot No: 158, Illustrated in Brochure, $8705, £5440 (320000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 250000-350000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Rider in village", Works on paper, s. W/C pastel chk, , 48x57 cm, 19x22 inches

Auction Details: Bernaerts, Antwerp, Belgium, 26/05/1997, Lot No: 267, Illustrated in Brochure, $2830, £1736 (100000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Children playing with boats", Oil Painting, s. wood, , 54x67 cm, 21x26 inches

Auction Details: Galerie Moderne, Brussels, Belgium, 15/04/1997, Lot No: 3090, Illustrated in Brochure, $12421, £7620 (440000 Belgian Francs), Estimates: 400000-500000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Young boys fishing from the bank of a canal", Works on paper, s. pencil W/C paper laid down on board, , 46x66 cm, 18x26 inches

Auction Details: Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco, CA, USA, 20/11/1996, Lot No: 2739, Illustrated in Brochure, $2750, £1637 (2750 US Dollars)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "View of harbour", Oil Painting, s. panel, , 19x24 cm, 7x9 inches

Auction Details: Campo, Vlaamse Kaai, Antwerp, Belgium, 19/03/1996, Lot No: 23, , $1315, £860 (40000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Family in a interior, Campine", Oil Painting, s., , 60x73 cm, 24x29 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 09/12/1995, Lot No: 428, Illustrated in Brochure, $5349, £3519 (160000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Portrait of Duc Armand de Guiche", Oil Painting, s., , 54x49 cm, 21x19 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, London, UK, 15/11/1995, Lot No: 158, Illustrated in Brochure, $4340, £2800 (2800 UK Pounds), Estimates: 3000-4000


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Volendam fisherwomen on quayside", Oil Painting, s. board, , 44x53 cm, 17x21 inches

Auction Details: Vendu Notarishuis, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10/10/1995, Lot No: 233, , $3753, £2390 (6000 Netherlands)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Interior scene", Oil Painting, s., , 60x73 cm, 24x29 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 18/09/1995, Lot No: 242, , $5842, £3697 (170000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "The Burgomaster", Oil Painting, s. i.verso, , 60x81 cm, 24x32 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, London, UK, 14/06/1995, Lot No: 277, Illustrated in Brochure, $4800, £3000 (3000 UK Pounds)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Au pesage", Oil Painting, s.d.1907, 1907, 135x145 cm, 53x57 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, New York, NY, USA, 09/06/1995, Lot No: 304, Illustrated in Brochure, $185000, £116352 (185000 US Dollars)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Portrait of a gentleman, in black coat and blue waistcoat", Oil Painting, s., , 61x49 cm, 24x19 inches

Auction Details: Christie's, South Kensington, UK, 16/06/1994, Lot No: 155 a, , $1661, £1100 (1100 UK Pounds)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Les fagnes", Oil Painting, s., , 34x60 cm, 13x24 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 11/10/1993, Lot No: 74, , $1676, £1125 (60000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Interior scene", Oil Painting, s., , 46x38 cm, 18x15 inches

Auction Details: Mystic Fine Arts, Mystic, CT, USA, 24/06/1993, Lot No: 117 a, , $950, £638 (950 US Dollars)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Le repos dominical", Oil Painting, s.d.1912, 1912, 57x76 cm, 22x30 inches

Auction Details: Hotel de Ventes Horta, Brussels, Belgium, 18/01/1993, Lot No: 135, Illustrated in Brochure, $5832, £3762 (190000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Interieur campinois", Oil Painting, s., , 60x74 cm, 24x29 inches

Auction Details: Campo, Vlaamse Kaai, Antwerp, Belgium, 15/12/1992, Lot No: 421, Illustrated in Brochure, $3391, £2174 (110000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Interior", Oil Painting, s., , 55x66 cm, 22x26 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 05/12/1992, Lot No: 48, , $5829, £3689 (190000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Le retour de Vainqueur", Oil Painting, s., , 81x81 cm, 32x32 inches

Auction Details: Doyle, New York, NY, USA, 04/11/1992, Lot No: 10, Illustrated in Brochure, $7750, £5099 (7750 US Dollars)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Three children picking flowers in field", Works on paper, s. W/C paper on board, , 44x67 cm, 17x26 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, New York, NY, USA, 22/01/1992, Lot No: 443, Illustrated in Brochure, $3500, £1966 (3500 US Dollars)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Petit fille assise", Works on paper, s. W/C, , 36x44 cm, 14x17 inches

Auction Details: Galerie Moderne, Brussels, Belgium, 18/12/1991, Lot No: 4105, , $6411, £3410 (200000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Interior scene", Oil Painting, s., , 55x66 cm, 22x26 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 07/12/1991, Lot No: 53, , $4955, £2737 (160000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Selim, street singer of Algiers", Oil Painting, s., , 99x144 cm, 39x57 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, London, UK, 27/11/1991, Lot No: 51, Illustrated in Brochure, $6230, £3500 (3500 UK Pounds)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Mother and child", Works on paper, s. W/C, , 67x49 cm, 26x19 inches

Auction Details: Campo, Antwerp, Belgium, 23/10/1990, Lot No: 330, Illustrated in Brochure, $2243, £1150 (70000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Children with lanterns", Works on paper, s. W/C, , 58x45 cm, 23x18 inches

Auction Details: Campo, Antwerp, Belgium, 23/10/1990, Lot No: 331, Illustrated in Brochure, $2243, £1150 (70000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Sheep on the plain", Oil Painting, , , 50x62 cm, 20x24 inches

Auction Details: Campo, Antwerp, Belgium, 23/10/1990, Lot No: 328, Illustrated in Brochure, $3525, £1808 (110000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Child with an orange", Works on paper, s. W/C, , 39x48 cm, 15x19 inches

Auction Details: Campo, Antwerp, Belgium, 23/10/1990, Lot No: 329, Illustrated in Brochure, $5127, £2629 (160000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Scene d'interieur", Oil Painting, s., , 54x72 cm, 21x28 inches

Auction Details: other French Auctioneer, France, , 06/06/1990, Lot No: 46, , $2628, £1564 (15000 French Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "Interior scene in Zeeland", Oil Painting, s., , 60x73 cm, 24x29 inches

Auction Details: De Vuyst, Lokeren, Belgium, 17/03/1990, Lot No: 337, Illustrated in Brochure, $12560, £7801 (440000 Belgian Francs)


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Artist: CHARLET, Frans (1862-1928), Belgian

Art Details: "The toy sailboat", Oil Painting, s., , 61x74 cm, 24x29 inches

Auction Details: Sotheby's, New York, NY, USA, 28/02/1990, Lot No: 249, Illustrated in Brochure, $12000, £7317 (12000 US Dollars)


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