Sample Appraisal: Claude Monet Oil Seascape
Appraisal ID: 10258
Appraised On: Jan 18, 2006
Market Value: $ 200.00
Replacement Value: $ 250.00
Information provided describes this as an oil seascape by
Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. The subject is the Etretat Cliffs,
which the painter captured on more than one occasion. Looking at the
signature, we are not entirely convinced this is genuine. That is partly
due to the use of the full date (which we rarely see on a Monet) and
partly due to the formation of the letters, specifically the L, T, and
even the M. We would strongly advise checking the provenance carefully
and having the piece authenticated before assuming it is genuine. If
this piece were genuine, it would be worth around $5 million. For
purposes of this appraisal, we will assume that it is not authentic, but
some sort of a reproduction/copy.
Item/Title: Seascape of Etretat cliffs
Date/Period of Manufacture: 1840-1926
Condition: good…there seems to be some dents when
carefully looked…both on the front and the back…it seems like
someone drew lines/scratched with nail on the back of the canvas and it
looks as if there are lines on the front.
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: Claude Monet
Dimensions (HxWxD): Size of the picture is 20×30“, overall in frame is 26×36”
Picture is old and was not out of frame since it was bought in early 1970’s
Inscription: signed/dated lower left 1883
History/Provenance: We know that this picture was purchased from antique market.
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.