Oil painting of three bearded men or priests in robes or raiment in front of an arched doorway, signed lehman who we think was a local southern cal artist.

Nov 12, 2020. 23:25 UTC
Oil painting of three bearded men or priests in robes or raiment in front of an arched doorway, signed Lehman who we think was a local Southern Cal artist.
United States of America

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This is a unique painting to my eye that looks like rush and knife work or impasto on board in duo tones of yellow and burgundy. The paint is thick and built up in certain areas. It is very different. I always buy what's different. It measures 33 x 27 inches in the frame, and 24 x 18 for the board with the artwork alone.


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Answered within 2 days
Nov 15, 09:49 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$100 - $200 USD

Insurance Value

$300 USD
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Dear Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil or acrylic paint on board with the measurements of 33 x 27 inches including the frame. The painting depicts and market scene with men in dialouge in Oriental dresses. It was made in the last third of the 20th century and signed by an artist with the name "Lehman". Sadly no artist with this name in mentioned n reference books and databases which fits with the style and signature.
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 100 to 200 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,

Rhonda guess Nov 15, 23:38 UTC

Hello Georg:
Could you please take a look at this piece?
I was hoping the piece I have was either Mary Lehman or Irving Lehman who both seem to work in this medium...whatever it is.
And I also wondered about "Mary Anna Lehman," same individual. I see your point that the signatures do not match. Just looking for first name and body of work for reference. What do you call this style? Style seems similar but signatures do not match. Can they vary? (signatures) Thanks for all of your insights.

George Nov 16, 10:31 UTC

Dear Rhonda,

I compared the paintings you send in. I see a difference in the works of Mary Ann LEHMAN (1920) with your painting. Sadly we can not attribute your painting to this artist. Palette knife paintings are also a common style and practiced by various artists.

With kind regards,

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