How to find the value of paintings?
You might be in possession of a painting that you are interested in finding the value of or just curious about getting more information about the painting. Maybe you just bought a painting in a thrift store, an antique shop or in your attic.
This article will give you some practical tips on painting appraisals and relevant resources that will take you further if you need to.
Steps to find the value of a painting
1. Is it an original or a print? Examine the painting closely to identify this as that will have a huge impact on the value of the painting.
2. Is it a print? Then you need to find out whether it is a limited edition print. They can still be quite valuable if it is from the right artist.
3. Do not remove the frame. Frames are sought after collectibles and can be valuable. + It can devalue the painting to remove the frame.
4. Identify the artist by reviewing the signature. There are different resources online for identifying signatures
5. When the artist has been identified – you are close to being able to provide a rough appraisal of your painting. Review the auction results databases for more information on the artist and identify similar paintings and see how much they sell for.
6. Try to match your painting with paintings from the same artist in a similar size, time, motive.6. Once you have identified your artist, check his or her other works online to see what they sell for.
7. That is the procedure if you just want to do it yourself. If you do not have the time and want help from an expert – there are online art and antique appraisal services that will help you with an appraisal of your painting like Mearto.com