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I’m looking for an oil pastel by Angelica Kauffman stolen

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Hi I’m looking for an oil pastel by Angelica Kauffman stolen from my parents home in May . It’s Madonna and Child .
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Is there any info on the back of the painting, or a certificate of authenticity?
Customer: It was my Fathers . I have some photos of it and photos of it in my parents home . We have a crime ref 42/97280/21
JA: What condition is the painting in?
Customer: Perfect condition
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: It was stolen by a family member.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I can send photographs
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My Dad with his oil pastel
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Photo of oil pastel
Expert:  joannad330 replied 7 months ago.

Hello. My name is***** am happy to help you with your appraisal question.

Expert:  joannad330 replied 7 months ago.

The images that you`ve sent us are really low quality, the painting is practically unrecognizable, completely blurred. I presume you don`t have the possibility to take better pictures since the painting is stolen (really sorry to hear this!). I can give you some idea of what your painting might be worth.... So, genuine Angelica Kauffman painting is worth at least: £300.000 and this is a low estimate of her art. According to the auction data, her artwork was always sold for more than £450.000, some exceeded £600.000. Madonna with a child is a very desirable subject matter for the painting from the 18th century. In my opinion, your painting was worth at least £400.000+. Without better images, I cannot be more specific. I do hope that you will be able to get back your artwork. Stolen paintings are hard to sell, no auction would take painting this expensive without a provenance, certificate, etc...!

Expert:  joannad330 replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer! Joanna