Claude marks 1945 acrylic portrait

Feb 21, 2021. 21:29 UTC
Claude Marks 1945 acrylic portrait
Cathy
United States of America

Category
Fine art

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

This was found in an attic of a 1958 home triple wrapped and one of the layers was newspaper from 1945 so I believe this had never been opened. This is a portrait of a young man and a gold ring and watch smoking a cigar

Provenance

There were paint brushes from Germany with this and a few other items in a red velvet wrap . The back is signed

Answered within 4 days
Feb 25, 13:51 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$800 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$2,300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Cathy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the apprisal.

The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil paint on masonite or cardboard with the measurements of 20 x 16 inches. The painting depicts the portrait of a young man in a white shirt and holding a cigarette. This painting is signed on the front side and reverse side of the canvas by Claude MARKS (1915-1991) and dated 1945.
Works by this artist were recently 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 800 to 1.500 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,
Georg

Cathy lenhardt Mar 05, 16:24 UTC

The piece is signed by artist on back a d came with his own brushes wrapped in a dark red velvet they are brushes from Germany and the size is 16 by 20

George Mar 07, 12:20 UTC

Dear Cathy,

Thank you for your email. I added the measurements and hope you have a great weekend.

With kind regards,
Georg

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