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I really don’t have much art on my walls. I tend to like hanging plates, mirrors and decorative items instead. My hubby always says I have the strangest taste in art work. I happen to love this piece but he said it was just weird. I want to hear what you think.
The piece is a signed and dated Chromolithograph. For those not familiar with this type of artwork it is basically a copy of an original work that has been hand colored. The process was developed by F. Tugh Farber around 1895 and each piece could take up to a year to complete. The price of oil paintings were so expensive during this time only the wealthy could afford them. Farber invented this process to make art more affordable. Normally the company would make anywhere between one to one hundred copies.
The painting and frame are originals but the mat has been changed. The frame is not perfect but I have never been one to run away from a little damage or shabbiness! The colors are fabulous and this photo does not show how strong and clear the colors actually are.
The painting is signed by F. Tugh Farber co. 1896.
I haven’t been able to find much info on this specific art piece other than the same painting sold at Sotheby’s in 2007. No price was given.
I purchased this cutie at an antique shop that was going out of business. I saw the painting several days before and really liked it but the price of $399 was more than I wanted to pay. I went back to the shop on the last day of business and bought several things and the owner sold it to me for $65.00!
All I know is that NOTHING sells at Sotheby’s for $65.00. It would be great to know the value so if there are any art experts out there I would love to hear from you.
What do you think…cute or just weird?