My mother

Feb 28, 2018. 03:02 UTC
My Mother
United States of America


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This painting was done of my mother at age 16. It was done in Miami Florida. Somewhere between 1946 and 1948, as close as I can figure. The painting is haunting and it just may be. I just added a picture of my mother standing beside the painting. I have another picture of my dad and mother standing by the painting. a much better one in fact if that makes any difference.


My mother died and left it to me.

Answered within 8 days
Mar 07, 21:41 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$100 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$400 USD
What does this mean?

This is a vintage 1940s original painting on canvas by Mary Taylor Reed. It is was is referred to as a commissioned portrait painting and depicts a known sitter, a young woman of 16 in traditional hairstyle of the era in a blue dress. This is a bust length portrait. The artist Mary Taylor Reed is listed as being active in Massachusetts in the 20th century. Her work does not have a record of auction sales at substantial houses. There is clearly more personal value to you that cannot be quantified into a dollar amount. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

Nora curl Mar 07, 21:41 UTC

What is the approximate size and is the name at the bottom "Mary J. Reed" the artist's name or your mother's name?

Gary crowe Mar 07, 23:37 UTC

The painting is about 19X16" frame not included.
The name is the artist name, Mary Reed.

Gary crowe Mar 08, 00:58 UTC

Thank You

Nora curl Mar 08, 00:59 UTC

You are very welcome

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