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I have a oil painting signed, french scene, bought from a

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I have a oil painting signed joyce, french scene, bought from a house sale in the 80's..24x36, are they collectable ?
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Do you know how old the painting is? What condition is it in?
Customer: very good condition but needs to be cleaned which i will not attempt
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: it's been under the bed in the spare room for over 20 years

Hi, my name is***** a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Is it possible to upload photos of the item, including any and all marks/signatures? There is NO FEE for adding photos


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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I can see the signature Joyce in the bottom right corner has you look at the picture, it's in a red/brown colour, there seems to be something underneath this but without it being cleaned i do not know, i do not want to attempt to clean it because it's oil on canvas and i would not like to damage it.... lable says 24/36" then style 1/11

Please add a close-up of the signature and a photo of the back. Thanks!


Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I did say i didn't want to clean the painting but i will send you a few pics i think you can just see the signed joyce.

That's fine! I can. Can I see the overall/whole back? I like to see the construction.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
i did send it..i will try again, where are you based again?.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Sorry, the pictures before are blurry so i have retaken 2, my wife informs me that we brought this picture from a house sale in the 90's in Essington, a small town in Staffordshire.

Got it! I'm actually in New York but I do worldwide appraisals.


From the photos of the back and the materials, I can see that this is from the 1980s at the very earliest.

This is Paris street art, from the 1980s or thereabouts. The artist is an "unknown" or unlisted artist. This was an extremely popular souvenir during the period--hundreds of artists doing these paintings of local scenes and events for sale to visitors.

This is a good-looking example, with an Impressionist style, and I would estimate the resale at $125-$175.

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Customer: replied 2 day ago.
Thank You JM, very pleased with the overall response and will be using your service again for sure, Gary.

So happy I could help! Jennifer