This is a very rare listing, serious buyers may email me for more information and pictures. First, we have a 1490-1510 Old Masters oil on canvas of Madonna w/Child. We have had the assistance of a local old masters art historian and professor help with some information. It has not been tested - paint has not been dated. It features egg yolk paint and is framed in a wooden ornate frame and measures 36 1/2" high by 36 1/2" wide framed. The art itself is 27 7/8" in diameter.
History of this piece: The framed art carrying the chromolithograph was purchased by an Army tank division officer when he was in Germany in the mid-late 40's. The framed art had the chromolithograph presented behind glass. It wasn't until years later that the back was opened and the oil painting on canvas and glued to board was discovered. Because the chromolithograph was behind glass for so long the glass also shows the Madonna w/2 Children in white. We do not have the means to test the paint to see if this is in fact an original Raphael but it is believed it is at least a first students work.
The chromolithograph is from the early to mid 1800's and this too could prove more valuable if the artist could be determined. It does have certain aspects that may be of findings. It is 28 1/4" in diameter.
The amount these two may be worth might be surprising, we have set what is fair to us for the amount. The gamble will lye with the buyer and it will then be their responsibility to test if that is what they decide. These may be looked at in person but it will be a cash only deal with no returns/refunds.
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