What do you think the value of this painting is?
When I had to break up my grandmother's home I put many of her "treasures" in my basement with the hope of using them in the future. When we moved 6 yrs ago I re-did my LR/DR so that I could use her end tables, coffee table, and most of the paintings I saved. When looking up the artist Auguste Bouview on one of my water color's I found a company doing reproductions of his work at: http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Auguste-Jules-Bouvier,-N.W.S./The-Gipsy-Maid.html
My painting is in the original frame, with "antique glass" intact. From what I saw on line many of his paintings are of the same woman. Do you think I should get this appraised? I love it, will not sell it, but am curious of it's value. FYI: My grandmother found this painting in the garbage in 1923, I also have a Jappe clock she found at same time. Most of her "treasures" were found in the garbage or junk yard. The tables I saved were imported from France post WW 11 when she had money to decorate, all have marble tops. Any advice you can give me will be appreciated.
Another water color my grandmother had told me she "added color to". I can't find an artist signiture, and wonder if she covered it up when she added her "color to it". (I miss her so much). Thanks in advance for any info you can give me.