First Impression Pierre Renoir Etching
Appraised Value: $3,000
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We contacted appraiser Todd Weyman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.
• Current Appraised Value: $3,500 (Increased)
Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Prints & Posters
Director, Works of Art on Paper
Swann Auction Galleries
GUEST: My mom was a private beautician on Long Island, New York. And they, in turn, gave her gifts, presents over the years.
APPRAISER: The artist who made this is Pierre Renoir, one of the most famous Impressionist painters during the late 19th century. And this is an etching that he made of his son, Claude Renoir. It looks like a little girl, but it's actually his son. You have some condition problems. You can see that there's foxing throughout the entire page. Right. And also this heavy stain, which is called time stain. And that's usually caused by something being exposed to light. On the flip side of the coin, you have what is the first printing, or the earliest printing of this etching. After this was printed, maybe a thousand more were made. And they weren't numbered in pencil and they were on a smaller sheet of paper. If it were to come up at auction, in this condition, it would probably sell for around $3,000. I would estimate the cleaning on this to be between $300 and $500. It's very close to being a $4,000 to $6,000 print.
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