Fred williams, watercolor painting four faces (1949)

Jun 05, 2021. 01:20 UTC
Fred Williams, Watercolor Painting Four Faces (1949)
Kirk
United States of America

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Paintings

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Description

This watercolor painting "Four Faces" is believed to be a one-of-a-kind painting or practice painting by Fred Williams. When viewing the back or the reverse side of this painting, you will notice a rough practice or incomplete drawing by Fred Williams. This painting is also rare because it is "Four Faces" and is not as common to most of Fred Williams artworks.This painting is in good condition for its age. (Size: 22 x 14) Amiture Research Link: https://www.google.com/search?sa=X&sxsrf=ALeKk02vGz8KothOGpXm_03sLQLv0cdL0Q:1622849979842&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=Artist+fred+williams,+four+faces,+sotheby%27s+auctions+house&hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiUs8mkk__wAhUtn-AKHWSyBE4Q7Al6BAgCEA4&biw=1181&bih=623

Provenance

According to the exhibit label on the back, this painting has been on public display. This painting was purchased in a small shop located in the USA.

Answered within 2 days
Jun 07, 08:27 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$20 - $40 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$60 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Kirk,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry again.

The presented object appears to be a drawing in watercolor and ink or felt tip pen on paper with measurements of 14 x 22 inches. The drawing depicts the motif of four abstracted faces. A paper label on the reverse side names the artist "Freddy Williams". Neither the style, the quality of the composition nor the handwriting are comparable to authenticated artworks by Frederick Ronald WILLIAMS (1927-1982). Freddy Williams is an often used name in English speaking countries.
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 20 to 40 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,
George

Kirk tillery Jun 13, 03:50 UTC

Dear George:

I got a second opinion on this Fred Williams painting. Is there any way Mearto can make better/higher evaluations when evaluating my art collection in the future? Your estimates are coming in much too low.
Kirk (Please see notes below)

Valuation Date June 06 2021
Ref 06062100054563
MutualArt.com Valuation June 06 2021
ARTWORK DETAILS
Medium: Mixed media on paper
Signed: Yes
Artist: Fred Williams
Title: Four Faces
Creation Date: 1949
Measurements: Height: 14, Width: 22, Depth: 1 inch
Broad Media: Works on Paper
DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK
Fred Williams (1927-1982) is regarded as a major figure in the history of twentieth-century Australian art.
He trained at the National Gallery School in Melbourne and at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in
London. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia in
Canberra, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Tate gallery in London, among other
cultural institutions.
The subject work is a highly abstracted representation of four faces with stylized linear features over
gestural washes of color. It has been valued in relation to past auction sale prices of comparable midcentury works on paper by the artist.
MutualArt.com Valuation June 06 2021

George Jun 21, 15:21 UTC

Dear Kirk,

Thank you for your email and your feedback. I checked your artwork with authentic, signed, and sold artworks by Frederick Ronald WILLIAMS (1927-1982). There are fundamental differences in the motif, the drawing technique, and the style of the brush strokes of watercolor, and also in the quality of the composition.

With kind regards,
George

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