Parris edmond thomas 1793 to 1879 picture

Jan 17, 2018. 14:12 UTC
Parris Edmond Thomas 1793 to 1879 picture
United States of America


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The picture is in b e n e z i t page 526 in French Edition in the back of the picture it gives lot more detail


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Jan 17, 14:37 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $5,000 USD

Insurance Value

$6,000 USD
What does this mean?

Edmond Thomas Parris (1793 - 1873) was a British artist who was known for landscape, figure and portrait painting. This is a portrait of a 3/4 view of a seated bearded European, UK or Continental man wearing Turkish garb. This appears to be dates 1834, though possibly the date could be 1854 (a close-up of the signature/date will decipher that). The image is done in a palette and format that shows the influence of the 17th century Dutch Old Master painter, Rembrandt van Rijn, who was known for using himself as a model (due to financial issues). This may *possibly* be a self-portrait of Parris himself. What cannot be definitively stated here is whether this is an original watercolor or a print. For the intents and purposes here, the estimate is on the assumption that this is an original watercolor and that the size is under 12". Parris has a listed record of auction sales, the highest being $8000 in 1999, which is an aberration in comparison to the average auction sale of any sale since. There is a painting that sold of a panoramic atmospheric landscape in Turkey, which is evidence of his travels there. That sold for $4624 in 2014 - and another in 2011 sold for $4299. The next several dozen paintings sold to auction were under $400 each mostly. The value of this would vary whether it is an unknown sitter in Turkish garb or a self-portrait of the artist in Turkish garb. No known other images of him were yielded for comparison. The estimate is based on actual past auction records with the high being a consideration that this may be a self-portrait of the artist. This valuation, however, is not an authentication of such.

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