Sample Appraisal: Guy Carleton Wiggins Oil Cityscape
Appraisal ID: 10263
Appraised On: Jan 18, 2006
Market Value: $ 40,000.00
Replacement Value: $ 50,000.00
This is a snowy cityscape of Manhattan signed by Guy Carleton
Wiggins, a painter and teacher from Brooklyn. Wiggons was an important
Impressionist member of the Old Lyme art colony, best known for his
landscapes of Connecticut (where he lived most of his adult life) and
NYC snow scenes (such as this). Signature note: His middle initial, C,
appears only in his early signature; thereafter he consistently signed
as “Guy Wiggins” in a mix of upper/lower case letters. This piece was
probably painted in the late ‘40s, early ‘50s. Based on comparative data
for other Guy Wiggins paintings recently sold, and considering the
similarities and differences for the condition, size, artistic merit,
and age, we have valued the subject painting as indicated.
Item/Title: NEW YORK CITY ON A SNOWY WINTER DAY IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
Date/Period of Manufacture: 1930’s Automobiles; Tall Buildings with 9 Flags flying; people walking on the streets
Condition: Excellent Condition
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: well listed American Artist: Guy Carleton Wiggins 1883-1962; St. Augustine, Fla.
Dimensions (HxWxD): OIL size is: 12″x 16″ and retains it’s original frame with outside frame size is: 16″ x 20″
Inscription: signed lower right
on the back is an inventory number / or appraisal number inventory dated 1976
History/Provenance: Private Collection, Saugerties, NY
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