Painting 20w x 15 1/2h Framed 27w x 23h
The appraised work appears to be an oil on panel, or perhaps paper, possibly executed by German artist Carl (sometimes Karl) Hofer (1878-1955). The painting depicts a stylized landscape with a rural town and church in the middle and foregrounds, lush trees surrounding the structures and a mountainous landscape in the background. Hofer was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and was influenced by Cezanne. He lived in Paris between 1908 to 1913, then settled in Berlin, where he achieved considerable success. The estimate provided is based on comparables recently offered and sold at auction. The appraised work's size, composition, medium and condition (based on images provided), as well as the artist's current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.
Please note: the estimate provided is based on the assumption the appraised is in fact an original painting rather than a reproduction print. The images provided make this determination difficult, so the medium will need to be confirmed in order to verify the estimate.