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    Early 20th-Century Robert Atkinson Fox Oil Painting

    Appraised Value:

    $15,000 - $20,000

    Appraised on: June 27, 2009

    Appraised in: Raleigh, North Carolina

    Appraised by: David Weiss

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Raleigh, Hour 1 (#1401)

    Originally Aired: January 4, 2010

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    Form: Painting
    Material: Oil, Canvas, Artist's Board, Glass
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $15,000 - $20,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:38)


    Appraised By:

    David Weiss
    Paintings & Drawings, Rugs & Textiles

    Freeman's Auctioneers

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: Well, it's something that my wife inherited from her sister and her husband.

    APPRAISER: The artist you probably know.

    GUEST: Yes, I looked it up on the Internet. It's Atkinson Fox.

    APPRAISER: The artist is Robert Atkinson Fox, clearly signed here on the lower left. He was born in 1860, he lived till 1935, and he was born in Canada.

    GUEST: Yes, mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Yet he's actually considered, for all intents and purposes, a Philadelphia artist. During his lifetime, he had a tremendous output. He's said to have executed over a thousand works, which is really something remarkable. What's interesting also is that he had such a varied output of work. He painted historical subjects, he painted sheep... He's really, in some ways, best known as a cow painter. So a painting of a hunter with the ducks, I was surprised to see "R. Atkinson Fox" on the bottom. It's a really interesting original oil painting. It's executed on canvas. The canvas, in turn, it looks like, although the back is sealed, has been laid down to a panel. Through the years, having the glass on the cover, it's really done a great job in terms of preserving the painting.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: You've got an artist who's really prolific during his lifetime. And yet, in terms of his output when it comes to the secondary market at auction, his works sell at auction, but not with great, great frequency relative to his output. $15,000 to $20,000 is where I would see it in a good retail store.

    GUEST: Well, thank you very much.

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