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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

While Watching Antiques Roadshow, She Realized Something Big About Her 40-Year-Old Painting!

The owner of this 1959 Édouard Cortès oil painting was watching an episode of Antiques Roadshow. In the feedback booth, a gentleman was describing how his own Cortès painting was a fake. The owner realized she had seen that name many times before, so she sprinted downstairs to look at a painting that had been hanging on their wall for nearly 40 years. Sure enough, there was the signature!
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The painting was originally owned by her grandparents who were both artists. It's a beautiful oil painting of a street scene in Paris. One of the interesting ways the painting was identified was by a pin mark Cortès used to establish the vanishing point. After close examination, they're able to locate the pin mark.
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When all was said and done, the appraiser claims with near-certainty that the painting is indeed an authentic Cortès. Its value? A whopping $30,000-50,000!

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