Fine Art/Lithograph - C. Krieghoff
I found an old picture - color that is 23" w and 15 3/4" high. It has some smoke damage and the back of the old frame is actually charred. At the bottom in small sharp type it says. C.Krieghoff del_Simpson Lith. (on the right) In the middle it says The Ice Con at the Falls of Montmorency near Quebec - above that in small type is: London Pub d for the artist by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand, Dec. 1853. At the left is says Day & Son, Lith rs to The Queen. My question is I know my family had this a long time, but how would I know if it was an authentic litho or a poster, calendar picture type and does it have any value.
I know the artist of the original oil painting of this subject is Canadian but don't understand the concept of lithographs of oil paintings. I can forward a picture of it if it would help.
The work you have is a reproduction, created using some type of lithographic process, of a painting by Dutch/Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff. It has minimal value - maybe $10.00 - especially when you consider its condition. Check out the International Fine Print Dealers Association website - http://www.printdealers.com/learn.cfm
- for a terrific explanation of prints.