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    Early 20th-Century Alfred de Brianski Jr. Oil Painting

    Appraised Value:

    $3,000 - $5,000

    Appraised on: July 11, 2009

    Appraised in: Madison, Wisconsin

    Appraised by: Alasdair Nichol

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Madison, Hour 3 (#1409)

    Originally Aired: March 1, 2010

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    Form: Landscape
    Material: Oil
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $3,000 - $5,000

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)


    Appraised By:

    Alasdair Nichol
    Paintings & Drawings
    Vice Chairman
    Freeman's Auctioneers

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: My family came over from Scotland, and this is a picture of Loch Lomond in Scotland. And I think it reminded them of their home.

    APPRAISER: There was Alfred de Breanski Sr., Alfred de Breanski Jr. Now, it's generally recognized that Alfred de Breanski Sr. was the greater of the two artists.

    GUEST: And I probably don't have him, then, right?

    APPRAISER: Well... (laughing) No, actually. This is Junior. Alfred Jr. had a very similar style to his father and chose similar subjects, but there is quite a price differential between the two of them.

    GUEST: Of course.

    APPRAISER: For a de Breanski Sr., with the mist descending, the sun hitting the water at the side of the mountain in Scotland... those are in great demand, and those will make $30,000, $40,000, $50,000.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: Now, sorry to say, Junior is nowhere in that league. And for a piece like this, I would expect it to fetch somewhere in the $3,000-to-$5,000 range at auction.

    GUEST: Oh, that's fine. I love the picture.

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