September 9, 2012

Pays to Listen to your mother - Renoir found at Flea Market

Renoir found at Virginia Flea Market
Possible Renoir found: Virginia woman's flea market find for sale at Potomack Company

Personally we've made a couple of interesting flea market/auction purchases that are probably worth a little more than what we originally paid. A Robert Swain Gifford etching of "The Path by the Shore" is worth 3X the $50 I paid for it.











A faded print by The Group of Seven's Varley was bought for $38 and I determined that it was framed by the National Gallery of Canada's master framer circa 1962. And a printer's proof by Jean Carzou bought at auction for $100 is worth a lot more, although NO ONE at the Carzou Museum in the south of France is interested in evaluating it for me.













But this find by an American woman takes the cake. The little plaque says "Renoir"  but she almost threw out the painting in favour of the frame. Please read more from Art Daily News at the link below.

Possible Renoir found: Virginia woman's flea market find for sale at Potomack Company

2 comments:

Suse said...

Egads!

Lois said...

Only in America? Never to me!