Painting by abbott graves

Nov 16, 2020. 20:46 UTC
Painting by Abbott Graves
United States of America

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Painting is Oil on board 42x35 signed lower right Abbott Graves.



Answered within about 15 hours
Nov 17, 11:28 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$3,000 - $5,000 USD

Insurance Value

$8,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Neilan,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Abbott Fuller Graves (American, 1859-1936)
New England doorway (Portsmouth Doorway version), circa 1910
oil on board
42 by 35 inches
bearing signature lower right
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Neilan davis Nov 17, 11:38 UTC

Is this Portsmouth Doorway painting?

Delia Nov 17, 11:47 UTC

Does it say that on this painting?

Neilan davis Nov 17, 11:50 UTC

No. But searched image on Google and saw image of my painting titled " Portsmouth Doorway. was wondering if this is the same painting? Thanks

Delia Nov 17, 11:54 UTC

I've just Googled that and see what you mean. Appears this may be a reproduction and worth considerably less than I had originally appraised it for. I'll amend the description and value now. Thanks for letting me know.

Neilan davis Nov 17, 11:58 UTC

The ones I saw were prints. That's why I thought this was the the sizes of the prints I saw are way off. That's why I had a expert appraise it.

Neilan davis Nov 17, 11:59 UTC

What. This is not a reproduction.

Neilan davis Nov 17, 12:02 UTC

I thought you guys were experts. You should have been able to recognize this painting and title and size of painting. Sorry.

Delia Nov 17, 12:03 UTC

There are limitations to what we can tell from photos; seeing a work in person is always preferable.
The original work by AFG is at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.
Reproductions can be in oil or they can be print; from what I found on Google, this image, in oil, can be purchased from several online companies. Reproductions are probably now being made in China, though I'm not in any way suggesting that yours was painted there.

Delia Nov 17, 12:13 UTC

AFG did several works of New England doorways; his Portsmouth Doorway is his most famous and the one that so many reproductions are based. That said, original "doorway" works come up for auction from time to time and are usually priced in the $3,000-5,000 range, which is what I based my appraisal on. I will amend the description and value back to the original, but mark as conditional pending first-hand inspection.

Neilan davis Nov 17, 12:15 UTC

Sounds ok. But I will take it in to be inspected. Thanks.

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