Boy playing flute

Feb 05, 2018. 05:24 UTC
Boy playing flute
United States of America


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18"x25" with 3/4" folded over frame. Older canvas, open weave. Patent dates on corner plates from 1885c. Canvas appears to may have been cut down because oil paint in background continues on both sides and top. Irregular cut also, maybe with knife. May have been removed from a previous frame and then relighted on this???Beautiful work, unlike a similar 10x13 painting of same subjuct with was done be German Weil, I believe. This one has beautiful work done and I would assume smaller one may have been someone's attempt to create this beautiful painting. There is a name scratched in lower right but appears to be an "add on" and not done in paint as an artist would. Also appears to have a dull spot on lower right. Don't know if another signature has been obscured there.


Purchased on an online auction, believe came from northern US.

Answered within 1 day
Feb 06, 18:44 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$300 - $800 USD

Insurance Value

$1,100 USD
What does this mean?

This is an antique oil on canvas painting. The canvas was primed, which is why the paint is on the canvas on the two side over the stretcher bars. This is in its original frame and has not been re-stretched. The work dates to the later 1890s and up to the early 20th century. The signature is original and not a later addition. The author's name is Frieda Burkhart, an unlisted yet competent painter. The image is done in an illustration art manner and similar to images published on small trading cards from cigarette packs at that time. The boy playing the recorder instrument horn is likely Italian or Tyrolean; however the painting would have been done in America. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail asking prices could be higher and vary.

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