Early 20th-Century Alfred de Brianski Jr. Oil Painting
Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000
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Appraisal Video: (0:30)
Paintings & Drawings
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.
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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