Fine Art Appraisal

Example: Fine Art Appraisal

This Fine Art Fair Market Value Appraisal example is only for illustration purposes. The Fair Market Value Appraisal provides information to those clients that are preparing to sell their art at auction and want an appraisal to help them determine what value they could expect to attain at auction.

Pablo Picasso Lithograph

Artist: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 - 1973)
Object: Work on paper
Medium: Lithograph
Title: Tete de jeune fille
Description: Black and white lithograph, portrait of a young woman with long hair.
Edition Size: 47/50
Signature: Signed in pencil in the lower right hand margin, 'Picasso'
Dimensions, Sight, 15.7" h x 11.7" w, Framed, 18" h x 14" w
Date: 1949
Condition: good

Comparable:

1. Sotheby's London, 4/7/09, lot 123, Old Master, modern and Contemporary Prints, Lithograph, Pablo Picasso, Tete de jeune fille, price realized $17,020.00

Analysis of Comparables: On an actual appraisal I would include 2 or 3 comparables. In my analysis I would explain the reasoning used in determining the value.

Provenance: When necessary or important to the value, I would list the history of ownership of the piece or where it was purchased and describe how that affects value.

Biography of the Artist: Often times I would include a biography of the artist including a discussion of his work when it is important to value.

Fair Market Value: $17,000.00

William Trost Richards Painting

Artist: William Trost Richards (1833 - 1905)
Object: Painting
Medium: Watercolor and gouache
Title: Point Judith
Description: Waves on a beach at sunset with gray clouds at the horizon.
Edition Size: 47/50
Signature: signed in lower right hand corner, 'William Trost Richards'
Dimensions: Sight, 23" h x 37" w, Framed 25" h x 39" w
Date: 1885
Condition: good

Comparable:

1. Sotheby's New York, 12/3/08, lot 138, William Trost Richards, watercolor and gouache, 29" h x 30" w, beach scene, price realized $43,750.00.

Analysis of Comparables: On an actual appraisal I would include 2 or 3 comparables. In my analysis I would explain the reasoning used in determining the value.

Provenance: When necessary or important to the value, I would list the history of ownership of the piece or where it was purchased and describe how that affects value.

Biography of the Artist: Often times I would include a biography of the artist including a discussion of his work when it is important to value.

Fair Market Value: $44,000.00

Katherine Yellen, ISA CAPP, AAA


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