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    John Whorf "Copley Square" Watercolor, ca. 1940

    Appraised Value:

    $6,000 - $8,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: June 9, 2012

    Appraised in: Boston, Massachusetts

    Appraised by: Meredith Hilferty

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Boston (#1704)

    Originally Aired: January 28, 2013

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    Form: Painting
    Material: Watercolor
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $6,000 - $8,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)

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    Appraised By:

    Meredith Hilferty
    Metalwork & Sculpture, Paintings & Drawings

    Rago Arts & Auction Center

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This is a watercolor from John Whorf. He was a close personal friend of my grandparents. It's looking down St. James Avenue in Boston, so the Boston Public Library is in front and Trinity Church is on the right.

    APPRAISER: John Whorf, as you know, was a Boston native. He painted Copley Square over and over again. It is one of the most desirable locations in terms of the different Boston scenes that he did. It is a watercolor. In an auction we would suggest an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.

    GUEST: Really?



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