Lady in pink amongst others
21 February 2022

Painting, perhaps water color, bought with frame intact from estate sell of local art collector in st. Croix, Virgin Islands. It has many hidden objects concealed within it’s subject No appraisers, or even art dealers associated with the sale. Property was preparing for demolition. Home have been vacant for approx 15 years. It has suffered some water or humidity damage. It appears to be on some type of parchment paper. I purchased for little to nothing. The painting was amongst very valuable art, and yet this piece was hanging in great room for all to see. I figured it most likely had sentimental value, but the oddity of the peace keeps me fascinated. Even from the eyes of an inexperienced art collector, the technique appears to require some skill.


I do not know much about it other than it once belong to a local art collector in St. Croix Virgin Islands. The back of the painting is still sealed. Some damage and deterioration of the paper is noted. I did not want to open it up until I spoke with someone. The initials MM 93 are located in the bottom left corner.

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By George
Feb 23, 10:27 UTC
Fair Market Value
$100 - $200 USD
Suggested Asking Price $150 USD
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Dear Robin,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. My sincere apologies for the delay with the appraisal.

The presented object appears to be a medium-sized artwork in mixed media with unknown measurements. The artwork depicts a sitting woman on a chair or throne. The iconography reminds me of the throning Madonna. The artwork is monogrammed with "MM" and dated 19"93".

Sadly no additional information for an artist with this name fitting in style and motif is given by reference books and databases. 
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market. 
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 100 to 200 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,


Robin erwin Mar 13, 07:55 UTC

The picture is signed dated bottom left corner with initials MM 93. I presume that’s a date. I wish I could give u more info, but everything I know about it came secondhand from the lady managing the charity proceeds. All proceeds benefitted the island dog and cat rescues. The lady did inform me she had worked in shop for over 20 years, so with the island being as small as it is I figured her historical accounts were likely to be close to accurate. I would be happy with any information u might have in regards to artists particular style and technique, as well as medium used. I do know that it appears to have some paint beginning to flake away. It appears chalky, perhaps watercolors? That’s just an uneducated guess on my part. Lol.

Robin erwin Mar 13, 22:25 UTC

I can’t get additional pictures to download. Do u want me delete the previous pics snd add more?

Robin erwin Mar 13, 22:45 UTC

I think the file is too full. I have 10 more pics but I can’t even get 1 to download. I let it try and download the file for over an hour and it never uploaded any more than about 15-20%. Just let me know how to proceed. Thx you

Robin erwin Mar 14, 03:52 UTC

Sorry George, I just realized u request for more photos was an earlier post on feb 23, and that was b4 I had added these most recent set of pics so we should be good. Plz let me know if u still need more photos. Thx u

Robin erwin Mar 21, 16:22 UTC

Hello, I was just wondering if u were going to still appraise my painting. I haven’t heard anything back from anyone.

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