Sample Appraisal: Picasso original Drawing Portrait Dora Maar Aquatint/Etching
Appraisal ID: 10299
Appraised On: Jan 21, 2006
Market Value: $ 6,000.00
Replacement Value: $ 7,500.00
The description of this piece is somewhat misleading. This is not
an original drawing. It is an “original” print (aquatint/etching)
produced by Pablo Picasso. The subject is Dora Maar, who of Picasso’s
favorites. Dora Maar was a photographer who took photographs of
Picasso’s work. Together, the pair studied printing with Man Ray.
Picasso painted and drew Dora Maar many times. In fact, one of his most
famous pictures is of her – the abstract “two-faced” woman with a full
face and a profile. Based on comparative data for other “Dora Maar”
etching/aquatints recently sold, and considering the similarities and
differences for the condition, size, artistic merit, and age, we have
valued the subject piece as indicated.
Item/Title: Dora Maar
Date/Period of Manufacture: 6.3.39
Condition: very good
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Dimensions (HxWxD): 29,8 X 23,7 cm
Inscription: signed and dated
History/Provenance: This unique Piece is dreamful and
brings our Family Generation very much Luck. Now our Grandpa died and we
sell two of our best Pieces. this Drawing comes with a Certificate of
Authenticity from Jonathan Rosenberg Gallery, Bern and it has a Value of
GBP 80.000 – 180.000 and it comes without Frame and without
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.