Sat 30 May, 2009 11:07 am
I have an Eric Sloane painting with Wedgefield Pictures printed on back. Stock number 537. It's a picture of a barn with 2 wagons in front, a man by the open barn door, a windmill, weather vane, 2 other buildings behind it, and appears to be a wheatfield. The sky is cloudy, mostly grey with rays of sun shining through. Approx. size is 12 x12. Can you give me any info?
Please clarify if you have an actual painting (oil on canvas or board, watercolor on stock) or a print? Is it signed? Is it framed and protected by glass?
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. That label and stock number on the back doesn't sound like something you'd have on an original, more like a print.
It is oil I believe and is on maybe board? It is signed, framed that appears old, no glass. I have no idea if it is original or a print. As you can see I don't know much about art. I found it in an abandoned storage unit and kept it because I like paintings of barns and it appears old.
When you run your fingers over the surface does it feel bumpy? Can you see brush strokes? It should be obvious if it's a painting or a print. Use a magnifying glass if you have to. Usually when things like this have stock numbers on them they are not original paintings. Sometimes an auction number will be attached, but it usually will state the name of the auction house. A print of a painting is worth about $25, a actual painting would have a few zeros after that number.
It's a print then. Thanks so much for your help! Was really hoping I had something worth some money...I still love it though!