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Art valuation of oil paintings by Bernardine Franciscan Sisters 1926 & 1927

 
 
toop
 
Reply Mon 12 Sep, 2022 01:47 pm
Hi,

I am new to this forum and appreciate any expertise on 2 oil paintings I have. They appear to be originals done by the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters in 1926 and 1927.

The paintings measure approximately 15” x 38” each.

One is of 2 white cranes standing in water among vegetation. It is signed Bernardine Sisters 1927.

The other oil painting is of flowers and is signed with the date 1926.

Any help with these is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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toop
 
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Reply Thu 15 Sep, 2022 07:35 am
@toop,
https://ibb.co/WK1jxTz
https://i.ibb.co/C5bHJHP/Crane-art.jpg
https://ibb.co/By1cDjr
https://ibb.co/WK1jxTz

I included pictures to help with any information. I am new to this so hopefully, I did the picture transfer correct. Thanks!
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Reply Fri 16 Sep, 2022 08:55 pm
@toop,
Maybe a couple more photos, including some from the back, a close up of the signature. I'd like to see the canvas or any tags.

But so far I think you have two dirty canvases worth $150 - $250 each.
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2022 03:04 pm
https://ibb.co/St6N1WG
https://ibb.co/vvXpKG5
https://ibb.co/bsydBL7
https://ibb.co/ZhpNsrn

Thank you for your reply. I added some more pictures as you requested. If you need any more information, I will see if I can provide it. Thanks!
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2022 07:25 pm
@toop,
Very informative and clear photos! These were sold as decorator pieces around the mid-twentieth century. There was a good dust cover on the back and the canvas is a tight weave cotton canvas on a well built stretcher.

The painting is dirty and would be a couple of hundred dollars to have cleaned. Some might consider using spit and a large amount of cotton sticks because it's not a large painting. Then one would need to remember that heavy metal oxides were used to color oil paints until recently and I still would not purposely put oil paint in my mouth. They do sell bottled faux spit.

The trick is taking up dirt/old varnish without taking up any paint. Another thing I also saw was paint loss around the signature: This is trickier to clean and repair. There is also crackalour in that same photo.

Nice painting.

$150 - $250 each as is. Maybe $400 to $500 once cleaned and stabilized.

It looked like the dust cover was two layers, if so, for the heck of it, separate them and see if there's more on the inner layer.
toop
 
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Reply Tue 27 Sep, 2022 08:30 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Thank you for your feedback and informative reply. I appreciate it greatly. If I separate the two layers, I will let you know what I find. Have a good day.
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