Painting by rene’ la salle

Sep 18, 2021. 14:36 UTC
Painting by Rene’ la salle
Cindy
United States of America

Category
Fine art

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Framed art painting signed Rene’ la Salle - 36 x 32 in frame.

Provenance

Unknown….purchased at an estate sale of Greek and Russian heritage family

Answered within 5 days
Sep 23, 15:12 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Rene LaSalle (French, mid/late 20 Century)
portrait of two seated girls in a landscape
canvas print
singed lower right
32 by 36 inches
PROVENANCE: acquired from the estate sale of Greek and Russian heritage family
$200-300*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Cindy du Sep 24, 12:36 UTC

Thank you very much.

And just to confirm, b/c I believe this to be a painting and my husband thinks it’s a print with brush strokes, are you able to tell from the photos it is an actual painting? I don’t want to mislead anyone when I go to sell it and I genuinely believe it to be a painting.

Also, where did you find any info on the artist? I just keep getting info on the explorer Rene Cavalier La Salle and I’d like to have some info on the artist when selling if possible.

Thank you!!
Cindy

Delia Sep 24, 16:22 UTC

HI Cindy,
Thank you for your questions. I found another work by the artist at this link; there isn't much known about him (https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/19412513_portrait-24-x20-of-peasant-girl-by-rene-lasalle) but the style is after that done by Barbizon artists in the 19th Century.

This could be a canvas print, meaning a mechanized technique for applying paint to canvas. The photo of the back of this is too blurry for me to tell if that's the case. Can you take a clearer photo of the back - in good light - and add it to this appraisal inquiry?
If you look at the surface of the canvas, you should see variation in the brushstrokes that would suggest that this was not done in a mechanized manner.
If it IS a canvas print, it would have a significantly lower value - more likely $200-300 given the size.

Keep me posted!

Cindy du Sep 24, 16:49 UTC

Hello,

Thank you very much! I have added additional photos of the item for your review.

Thanks again,
Cindy

Delia Sep 24, 16:55 UTC

Thank you for the photos!
I'm sorry to say that the back of the canvas does not show any age, and I'm not seeing enough variety in the way the paint was applied to think this is anything other than a canvas print. I've updated the appraisal, both in terms of the description and value.

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