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: Need help getting some ideas, if these 2 are actually worth something

05-21-2017, 04:33 PM
So My mother found 2 two paintings on canvas with old original frames.

One of them seems to be reproduction of Raphael's "Madonna Conestabile". I realize of course that original of this work lies in Hermitage Museum, Russia, however could it be that this is valuable copy? Reason I suspect this is that it is at least 200 years old and comes from house in Portugal, where it was in old and noble family house till couple years ago, when it was moved to Czech Republic. It seems to be very high quality reproduction in it's original frame. Could this be reproduction of this work by Raphael himself, or one of his students. (I know- it is highly unbelievable). Could it be worth something? I have added 2 photos of this painting- front and back.

Additionally I added 1 photo of another painting (portrait of a girl), which I couldn't identify, but story with this painting is the same- it was displayed in old rich house owned by old family in Portugal.
Maybe someone recognizes the style and could put me in right direction to find out more.

Susan Mulno
05-21-2017, 09:45 PM
Intriguing, I know nothing of either but am now curious.

Welcome to the forum btw!

05-22-2017, 05:32 AM
Well, I'm not expert in historical paintings. However, I think the simplest thing to do is to have it appraised. There are specific things they look for, ie, artist signature, type of paint used, paint technique, and even the design of the frame itself. Have it appraised by at LEAST two or three people. Maybe contact channel 21/13, there's a TV that does just that, but I can't remember the name of it off hand...

05-23-2017, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the replies.

SepiaPhotographi, thanks for the advice. I'll try my luck and contact that TV channel.