Sample Appraisal: Botero Signed and Dated Sanguine Drawing

Sample Appraisal: Botero Signed and Dated Sanguine Drawing

Appraisal ID: 10261
Appraised On: Jan 18, 2006
Market Value: $ 30,000.00
Replacement Value: $ 37,500.00


This is a contemporary Sanguine (red) drawing of a fat cat being
held by a woman. It is signed Botero and dated 96. Botero’s Sanguine
drawings don’t come on the market often and are therefore more valuable
than some of his other works. For purposes of this appraisal we are
going to assume that this piece is genuine. We would like to point out,
however, that the signature on this piece appears to be identical to
that on your other Botero pieces. When we see signatures so closely
similar, it sends up a red flag. It means there is a good possibility
that the pieces may be forged or otherwise copied. We would strongly
advise you to have your Botero pieces authenticated by an expert who can
look at the signatures side by side. Based on comparative data for
other Botero Sanguine drawings recently sold, and considering the
similarities and differences for the condition, size, artistic merit,
and age, we have valued the subject drawing as indicated.
Item/Title: Botero Signed and dated sanguine drawing of a cat being held by a woman.
Date/Period of Manufacture: 1996
Condition: Excellent
The color of the paper is off white.
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: Botero
Dimensions (HxWxD): Size of the artwork is 11.75 x 15.5 inches.
Inscription: signed lower right
History/Provenance: Artwork comes with accompanying
documentation, and an ownership transfer letter from the collection,
private collection, Lake Forest, CA

This online appraisal report is an appraisal expert’s opinion of
value based on market comparable research of the item description and
images supplied by our customer. No further guarantee of authenticity,
genuineness, attribution or authorship is represented.

Current Fair Market Value is the price agreed on between a
willing buyer and seller, neither being required to act, and both having
reasonable knowledge of the facts.

Replacement Value is the price in terms of money that would be
required to replace the property in question with another of similar
age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance and condition, within a
reasonable length of time in an appropriate market.

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