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"I was educated at Sotheby’s in London, and have worked for 14 years at Bruun Rasmussen Art Auctions in Denmark both as an auctioneer and arts specialist. I have written three books and several articles on the subject antique silver, old toys, works of art, collectibles etc. For the past 22 years I have worked as a specialist on the Danish Antique Roadshow on television. I aim to give you the best estimate based on todays prices and demand for your particular antique or work of art."

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Upload photos and describe your item

Describe your item and upload a few good photos of your item. It is important that we receive as much information as possible to give you the most accurate appraisal.


A qualified specialist will appraise your item

A qualified specialist will look at your item and make all the necessary research. He/she might ask you for additional information, but you will be notified by email.


Ask follow up questions or print the appraisal

You appraisal is done and you can now print it. We will securely store a digital copy that you always can retrieve. You can also ask follow up questions if something in the appraisal is not clear.

What is my Drawings worth

Drawings is a broad category that usually encompasses artworks using media such as pen and ink, chalk, metalpoint, watercolor and gouache, executed primarily on paper but also sometimes on vellum. Styles and subject matter vary enormously, ranging from figural compositions, purely abstract designs, and landscape watercolors or natural history illustrations to name a few.

Determining the value for a drawing is similar to the process for painting, where the artist, provenance, or the history of ownership, and condition are primary factors.

Drawings executed by Old Master artists from the 15th to roughly 19th centuries tend to have a higher value and tend to sell well at auction. Composition and figure scenes by Renaissance masters like Michelangelo are particularly valuable. Also, watercolor landscapes by British artists like Constable and Turner are also quite popular.

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Drawings Appraisals

In terms of Contemporary works on paper, ink and calligraphic drawings from Chinese and Japanese artists are also quite sought-after currently and can have an increased value, depending on the artist.

When establishing the value for a drawing, the condition can become an essential factor. Older drawings should exhibit minimal staining, foxing, and creasing, and the overall condition should be commensurate with its age. More modern and contemporary pieces should have vibrant, clear images with minimal previous conservation.

A great way to start an art collection, drawings are highly sought after both by seasoned and beginner collectors. Drawing valuations cover Old Master drawings, Victorian, Romantic, Impressionist, Expressionist, 19th century, 20th century, Modern, Post-war and Contemporary drawings. With the increased interest in the process of art rather than a finished product, drawings are more in demand at auctions. Whether it is a study by a famous artist or an anonymous work, Mearto helps you find a drawing appraisal by experts from top auction houses, who will assess it according to its origin, provenance, condition and many more criteria to determine the accurate market value and estimated price. In order to get drawing appraisal, fill out our form and send us detailed photographs.

Drawings FAQ

If I submit drawings for an appraisal, am I obligated to sell the drawing collection?

No! We will only appraise your antique drawings but can help you find the right auction house to sell your drawings

Are there any hidden costs or fees with an antique drawing appraisal?

No! Our pricing model is very transparent - $15 to assign an expert to review your antique drawing collection

When will I get my online drawing appraisal?

We guarantee your drawing appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.

Can I ask the specialist a question about the value of my drawings?

Our drawings experts are here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the value of rare drawings

Can you appraise any drawings?

We offer you the chance to get an expert to review your drawing art online for only $15 - they use the different databases to locate the value and look at recent auction results

What happens after I receive the drawing appraisal?

You then have an experts opinion on the value of your rare drawings