F. J. Waugh Oil Painting, ca. 1925
Any idea who the artist is?
I have a name there, but I could never really see it.
Well, I'll show you a little trick of the trade, here. Using nature's cleanser--I don't actually use this at home, but... If you just use a little bit of this and just gently go over like that, we can see W-A-U-G, and it's dropped its "H" due to this little bit of damage there, but it's "Waugh," Frederick Judd Waugh, who was an artist from New Jersey. This is a very unusual painting for him, because he almost always painted marine scenes. Where did you buy it?
I ran across this elderly woman who was having a garage sale--she was moving. I talked her into to selling it to me for around ten dollars.
If this were to appear at auction, I would expect it to fetch, probably quite comfortably, $8,000 to $12,000.
Well, that's better than ten bucks.
Certainly is better than ten bucks.
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