For the investment collector, we offer a superb original large oil painting by well listed American artist, Frederick VEZIN, who was born in Philadelphia in 1859, and died in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1933. His work is sold well at auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's and other international venues, ranging from mid-$50,000 US to the $160,000 ranges, evindenced from past sales. From Artprice, my research shows a most recent selling price in 2013 for one of this artist's canvases, and that sale realized $166,021 hammer, to which the auctioneer's commission would have been added, for a total nearer $180,000. VEZIN is more noted for his Impressionist interiors, and our photos show another similar to the one we have for sale. Rich palette, dreamy impressionistic representation of sumptuous European interiors, creating a mood of serene elegance. The painting we offer is signed by artist, not a copy - an original of the artist's work. Of course we stand behind all our items, particularly something like this one. The painting was reportedly done in 1907, though I do not see that date written on the label nor included in signature. The dress and feel is certainly Belle Epoch, the Golden Age, and 1907 would be right for that. This is an important painting.
Very little damage to the canvas, though you see a little bit of loss at bottom center which was probably due to the removal of the original frame (which we do not possess). There are no holes in canvas, no rips. You can see our difficulty in photographing to try to minimize glare from the shiny oil painted surface, but you can also see tiny white reflections that are just some dust dots we weren't successful in removing ahead of photographer's work, sorry. The painting is both remarkable and opulently conceived, designed - a testament to the recognized value of this artist's work. Art remains one of the greatest investments and hedge against market decline, remember. This is the finest we've offered to date. You're used to us bringing antiques to market for many many years now, and yet my first love is art and paintings are fast entering our inventory (and selling very well for us). Watch for more of fine quality!