Thomas doney 1866 etching

Jun 27, 2020. 16:12 UTC
Thomas Doney 1866 etching
United States of America


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Child’s first prayer. Visible print is 13”w x 10.5”h. Interior frame dimensions are 14.5“w x 11.5”h.


Mother purchased it at an antique shop decades ago. Purchased in Chicago land area.

Answered within 1 day
Jun 29, 02:38 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$100 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Allison,

Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be an engraving printed by Thomas Doney (born France, active New York 1844 - 1849). The print is titled "The Child's First Prayer" and noted it was published by the American Fine Art Association, Chicago. The margin also noted the print was entered into the Library of Congress in 1866. I searched for the print in the online archives and it did not show up, which is curious. It may be that the label was previously switched at some point.

The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of comparable engravings printed by Thomas Doney. Please note that asking or retail prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.

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