A woman keeps stopping when I have a garage sale and wants to purchase this painting that I have inside the house that she saw when I agreed to let her in during a previous sale. It's signed Chas A. Hulbert and it may be an original watercolor. According to the information written on the back, the painting is entitled "Cove on Green River". The outer dimensions of the wooden frame are 14.5 x 12.5". I can't find much info about this artist on the internet or the value of his work, so have no idea what would be a reasonable price to ask for it if she stops again.
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This will help you determine what steps to take in evaluating the painting. I recently got an evaluation from a dealer for a lithograph we own.
Ask the woman what she is willing to pay. Tell her you are doing research to find the value. That way she will know you are not naive. Tell her if the price she offers and what you find its value to be will determine the price you will charge.
BTW every area must have a knowledgeable art dealer or one who has access to information on this painter. Call or email one of them
The picture is looking great. It will give a new and unique look to your home. But only by watching its image finding information about it is very difficult.This message has been edited. Last edited by: stephenmiller,
Charles Allen Hulbert (1859 - 1939) "Charles A. Hulbert is a native of Mackinac Island, but when quite young his parents moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, where he received his first instruction in drawing. About six years ago Mr. Hulbert entered the Pennsylvania Academy of Design, where he remained three years. Then he went to New York, where he remained a year as a member of the senior class in the Metropolitan Art Academy School..."
If the artist is famous enough to make it onto Google, his works must have value. Suggest researching the artist and urge you to consult an art gallery to help determine value. If it is an original it may be worth more than the rest if Auntie's estate!
IMHO the carboard backing was probably used as an inexpensive "spacer" when placed in the current frame. Notations written on the cardboard are unlikely the artists'; likely written by your aunt or a previous owner....and may provide cluesThis message has been edited. Last edited by: tessa89,
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