Boy and dog in time out

Jun 06, 2020. 00:47 UTC
Boy and Dog in Time Out
United States of America


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I had taken this photo of my son and dog in time out. It ended up going viral, countries all around the world shared it and have done TONS of stories on them!! Both online and TV. It has been called 'Modern day Norman Rockwell' I had it printed on an 11x14 canvas from canvas As of now it is my first print, so one of a kind. People have asked for permission to paint it but as of now I have NOT given any permission. Looking to get it appraised.


I took photo and printed it on 11x14 canvas from

Answered within 1 day
Jun 07, 09:40 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$100 - $200 USD

Insurance Value

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Jillian,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a giclee print on canvas with the measurements of 14 x 11 inches. The print depicts the known motif by Jillian Smith of a boy "timed out" accompanied by the family dog. Indeed this photo includes everything that a good and catching photography should include. Regarding an appraisal, I have to point out that this piece was not made by a known artist who is offered and sold in galleries or auction houses. So there are no reference pieces for example in auctions which could be used as a comparable for an estimation. Usually, such pieces like yours are offered and sold with the factor of two or three of the production costs. So I could imagine this piece could be sold around 100 to 200 USD for example in an online auction. Nevertheless, the pricing of such a piece especially when you are the owner of the image rights is more or less open.
Works by this artist were recently not offered and sold on the international auction market.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 200 USD.
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,

Jillian smith Jun 07, 10:29 UTC

What do you suggest would be the best way to get most possible money for the photo? For example; different print other then canvas? Framed? Something without the canvas printers logo? I'm willing to dispose this one so whatever is suggested can remain original one of a kind.

Georg Jun 07, 11:21 UTC

Dear Jillian,

I suggest offering, as a test a few prints in an edition. Perhaps 10 or 20 pieces in one size are signed by you and you write the edition on it. 1/20 for the first piece and so on. Then offer these over an online-based platform like eBay for a bit higher price and describe the story of this image in the description text. In my opinion, the printer's logo don't disturb. Try this and see what happens. A Giclee print is always more expensive than an offset on paper.

With kind regards,

Jillian smith Jun 07, 11:28 UTC

Thank you!!!

Georg Jun 07, 11:29 UTC

Dear Jillian,

You are welcome. Please have an eye that you don't invest too much money.

With kind regards,

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