I and the village

Jun 06, 2020. 23:44 UTC
I and the Village
United States of America


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This is a copy that I painted of Marc Chagalls painting I and the Village.I fell in love with his work when I was in high school,leading me to paint two of his paintings although I had never painted before.I own three of his lithographs.This is approximately 16'x20" as is the other painting that I submitted(The Fiddler).Think I did the painting on canvas board(I think that is what we had available back then).This was painted by me in the period of 1967-1969.


History is simple.I painted it between 1967 and 1969.It has been in my cellar all these years except for the last two years.It is now on my living room wall and looks very good there.Along side The Fiddler.Just curious if it has any value.I don't need the money and don't really care to sell.Thank you.Never exhibited.

Answered within 1 day
Jun 08, 14:53 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$100 - $250 USD

Insurance Value

$350 USD
What does this mean?

Dear James,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil or acrylic paint on canvas with the measurements of 16" x 20". this painting is a copy after the famous motif "I and the Village" by Marc Chagall. This painting was made by James Barber in the late 1960s.
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 250 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,

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