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    David Johnson Painting, ca. 1885

    Appraised Value:

    $40,000 - $80,000

    Appraised on: June 30, 2007

    Appraised in: Orlando, Florida

    Appraised by: Elaine Banks Stainton

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Orlando, Hour 1 (#1204)

    Originally Aired: January 28, 2008

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    Form: Painting, Landscape
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $40,000 - $80,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:10)


    Appraised By:

    Elaine Banks Stainton
    Paintings & Drawings
    Executive Director
    Doyle New York

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It was in my parents' home at the time they bought it, oh, about 1943, uh, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

    APPRAISER: They didn't know where it came from before then?

    GUEST: No, no.

    APPRAISER: I see. Well, as you see, it does say "David Johnson" on the tag. And we discovered something which I understand you hadn't seen before. There's a monogram here at the lower right, "DJ"...

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: ...which is David Johnson's monogram.

    GUEST: Mm.

    APPRAISER: So we are sure that it is by him. It's exactly his style. There are other, some wonderful, unusual features about it. There are these figures here...

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER:...which are unusual in his work. David Johnson is an important figure in the second generation of the Hudson River School. It's probably the original frame. It's a frame of that period. In wonderful condition. The painting's in wonderful condition. Absolutely sterling example of his work. It would sell at auction for about $40,000, and retail for about twice that, around $80,000.

    GUEST: Oh, my goodness. My goodness.

    APPRAISER: And I'm thrilled to see it.

    GUEST: Thank you.

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