Boats in harbor & landscape

Mar 21, 2021. 21:04 UTC
Boats In Harbor & Landscape
Kirk
United States of America

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Description

Medium: Watercolors on paper Signed: No - Winslow Homer Handwriting Is On The Back Artist: Winslow Homer Title: Boat In Harbor & The Landscape Creation Date: Late 19th Century Measurements: Height: 10, Width: 14, Depth: 1 inch Broad Media: Works on Paper Labels on back: Some notation re: colors, some color swatches

Provenance

I do not think these paintings were ever in a exhibition. They were purchased from a small shop in the USA. Please note the handwritten notes and the test paint spots or test blotches on the back of one of the paintings. I believe these were once parasitic paintings like most artist do first, before creating their final masterpieces.

Answered within 2 days
Mar 23, 18:53 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$60 - $120 USD

Insurance Value

$180 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kirk,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be 3 watercolors on paper with different measurements. All pieces depict landscapes or seascapes and were made in the second half of the 20th century. The style and the depiction are a hint that these artworks were made by a not academical educated artist.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 20 to 40 USD each.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

Kirk tillery Mar 23, 19:18 UTC

Georg:
On these particular paintings, I am trying to get a higher second opinion from Mearto for comparison and hoping Meartro would help me sell them. Is there any way you can adjust this estimate upward based on the notes & link below? Please see the notes and estimates from Muturarts. Thank You!
DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK
Three watercolor studies:
1. Sailboat at sea, stormy blue/gray skies, comparably calm aquamarine waters.
2. Grounded blue rowboat next to the tree. It has dead leaves in it and around it. Water at the top portion of
the composition, no sky.
3. Pumpkins in the foreground, a field with two trees -middle ground. One tree has green leaves and the
other is painted by blowing a blob of watercolor through a straw to create leafless branches. Silos in the
background.
These paintings have the qualities that show up in Homer's later work. Minimal use of
the brushwork and just enough color give an impression without being typically impressionist.
Boat In Harbor & The Landscape
FAIR MARKET VALUE
A valuation is not a certificate of authenticity of an artwork
Fair market value is the price that a property would sell for on the open market. It is the price that would
be agreed on between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with neither being required to act and both
having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. This value is available only for artists included in
MutualArt.com database of auction houses.
Minimum: 70000 USD
Maximum: 90000 USD
REFERENCES
Christie's, NY,NY,November 20, 2019, Lot#87
"Out on a Limb", watercolor & pencil/paper, 6"x8"
Est:$100,000-$150,000, Hammer price:$62,500
*A.B. Levy's, Palm Beach, FL, June 21, 2018, Lot#162
"Scarborough", watercolor & pencil/paper, 9.88"x7.88"
Est:$20,000-$30,000, Hammer price: Not sold
*Christie's Online, March 14-23, 2016, Lot#26
"Volante on a Mountain Road", watercolor & pencil/paper, 13.13"x20.13"
Est:$150,000-$250,000, Hammer price: Not sold
*Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, October 29, 2009, Lot#43
"Gloucester Harbor, Ten Pound Island", watercolor& pencil/paper, 3.75"x5.63"
Est:$200,000-$300,000, Hammer price: Not sold
Christie's, NY,NY,May 20, 2009, lot#75
"Two Men Rowing on a Lake", watercolor/paper, 15"x21.5"
Est:$200,000-$300,000, Hammer price: $386,500
Sotheby's, NY,NY,November 19, 2019, Lot#58
"Sailing Calm Water", watercolor & pencil/paper, 9.25"x13.75"
Est:$150,000-$250,000, Hammer price:$387,500
Sotheby's, NY,NY,November 16, 2018, Lot#56
"Yacht in a Cove, Gloucester", watercolor & pencil/paper, 10"x13.75"
Est:$200,000-$300,000, Hammer price:$312,500
Dec 10, 2020, Completed
View valuation report
Thank You!

George Mar 25, 12:24 UTC

Dear Kirk,

Thank you for your email. I check the given information and the named auction results and send you my research results.

With kind regards,
Georg

Kirk tillery Mar 27, 07:54 UTC

Georg:
Looking forward to your updates and adjustments.
Thank You
Kirk

Kirk tillery Mar 31, 07:47 UTC

Georg:
Below you will find updated information about the above/attached paintings.

ARTWORK DETAILS: Mutual Arts
Medium: Watercolors on paper
Signed: No (Winslow Homer's Handwriting On Back)
Artist: Winslow Homer
Title: Boat In Harbor & The Landscape
Creation Date: Late 19th Century
Measurements: Height: 10, Width: 14, Depth: 1 inch
Broad Media: Works on Paper
Labels on back: Some notation colors, some color swatches

DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK:
Three watercolor studies:
1. Sailboat at sea, stormy blue/gray skies, comparably calm aquamarine waters.
2. Grounded blue rowboat next to a tree. It has dead leaves in it and around it. Water at the top portion of
the composition, no sky.
3. Pumpkins in the foreground, a field with two trees -middle ground. One tree has green leaves and the
other is painted by blowing a blob of watercolor through a straw to create leafless branches. Silos in the
background.
These paintings (if authentic) have the qualities that show up in Homer's later work. Minimal use of
the brushwork and just enough color give an impression without being typically impressionist.
*Although most of the references below are of consistent style, the ones that haven't sold stand out
more as studies similar to the paintings in question.
**The values given are for each piece. Typically, if valued as a set, the total may be less.
Winslow Homer, one of the most important figures in early American art, was born in Boston,
Massachusetts, in 1836. With very little formal training, Homer worked as an illustrator for many of the
most prestigious publications of his day. Harper's weekly employed him to chronicle the Civil War.
Homer submitted work regularly to the National Academy of Design, and by 1866 was elected a full member of that group. Homer made two trips to Europe, between which he'd lived in New York, before
settling permanently in a secluded coastal village in Maine, seeking solitude and a similar coastline to
what he'd painted in England. Winslow Homer died in 1910.

FAIR MARKET VALUE:
Fair market value is the price that a property would sell for on the open market. It is the price that would
be agreed on between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with neither being required to act and both
having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. This value is available only for artists included in
MutualArt.com database of auction houses.
Minimum: 70000 USD
Maximum: 90000 USD

REFERENCES
Christie's, NY,NY,November 20, 2019, Lot#87
"Out on a Limb", watercolor & pencil/paper, 6"x8"
Est:$100,000-$150,000, Hammer price:$62,500
*A.B. Levy's, Palm Beach, FL, June 21, 2018, Lot#162
"Scarborough", watercolor & pencil/paper, 9.88"x7.88"
Est:$20,000-$30,000, Hammer price: Not sold
*Christie's Online, March 14-23, 2016, Lot#26
"Volante on a Mountain Road", watercolor & pencil/paper, 13.13"x20.13"
Est:$150,000-$250,000, Hammer price: Not sold
*Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, Milford, CT, October 29, 2009, Lot#43
"Gloucester Harbor, Ten Pound Island", watercolor& pencil/paper, 3.75"x5.63"
Est:$200,000-$300,000, Hammer price: Not sold
Christie's, NY,NY,May 20, 2009, lot#75
"Two Men Rowing on a Lake", watercolor/paper, 15"x21.5"
Est:$200,000-$300,000, Hammer price: $386,500
Sotheby's, NY,NY,November 19, 2019, Lot#58
"Sailing Calm Water", watercolor & pencil/paper, 9.25"x13.75"
Est:$150,000-$250,000, Hammer price:$387,500
Sotheby's, NY,NY,November 16, 2018, Lot#56
"Yacht in a Cove, Gloucester", watercolor & pencil/paper, 10"x13.75"
Est:$200,000-$300,000, Hammer price:$312,500

George Mar 31, 10:28 UTC

Dear Kirk,

I hope you are well. Are all watercolors signed or just one? then I recommend estimating just the signed watercolor.

With kind regards,
Georg

Kirk tillery Apr 07, 07:57 UTC

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate this item.

George Apr 07, 15:24 UTC

Dear Kirk,

You are very welcome. Is one of the watercolors signed by Winslow Home? There is one watercolor, probably the maritime scene, titled but not signed on the reverse side with a pencil in an handwriting typical for the second half of the 20th century. This handwriting is not comparable to handwritings of Winslow Homer. attach an example of an letter handwritten by Winslow Homer in the following link (https://historical.ha.com/itm/autographs/artists/winslow-homer-1907-autograph-letter-signed/a/683-56267.s).

I hope I answered all your questions.

With kind regards,
George

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