Untitled leonard tsuguharu foujita etching *mother and child

Apr 28, 2021. 18:58 UTC
Untitled Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita etching *mother and child
William
United States of America

Category
Prints

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Maybe
Description

Etching purchased from auction 18.5 x 22 inches. Signed in plate.

Provenance

purchased from online auction. My understanding was privately owned. No provenance with it.

Answered within 1 day
Apr 30, 02:21 UTC
By Sara S

Fair Market Value

$100 - $300 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$200 USD
What does this mean?

Hello William,

Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. The item presented appears to be an etching depicting an image of a Madonna (or mother) and child, measuring 18.5 and 22 inches. The print includes the in-plate signature of Japanese–French painter and printmaker Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886 – 1968). Foujita was best known for his portraits and images of cats. Many of his works have continued to be published in books as woodcuts and etchings. Additional research and examination would need to be done in order to determine if the print presented was published during the artist's lifetime or posthumously.

The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of this work and other comparable etchings attributed to the artist. If the print presented was determined to be a work posthumously published the value would decrease. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.

William dawson Apr 30, 18:52 UTC

I’m just trying to understand the difference in appraisal value in what I submitted vs these examples:

700 euros:
https://www.plazzart.com/en_GB/buy/post-war-modern-art/leonard-tsuguharu-foujita-prayer-original-etching-signed-1924-471547

On display at museum (assume high monetary value):
https://collections.artsmia.org/art/9505/mother-and-child-leonard-tsuguharu-foujita

https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2019/modern-art-hk0888/lot.722.html

Sara s May 02, 00:56 UTC

Hello William,
The first link you included includes a retail price, which is very different from a fair market value estimate. The item offered ar Sotheby's is an original watercolor rather a print. Also, if an item is included in a collection of a museum, it does not exactly indicate high value. Many items in a museum collection were donated to the institution for a number of possible reasons.

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