Monday, January 13, 2020
I just received as a gift a graphite sketch pictured below. The artist is Harold von Schmidt a famous illustrator/artist from the mid 1900's whose illustrations and paintings were in the Saturday Evening Post and Colliers magazines. His paintings go for thousands of dollars. I was told that this sketch was one of many that he did of his comrades during the World War II.
I just received word back from an online art appraisal company regarding the value of this oil painting that we have. It is a George Carpenter oil on masonite board measuring 20" x 30" image area. It is titled "Cundy's Harbor". We received it as a gift from a friend who was moving some years ago. The appraisal came in as $1000 to $1500. Jean my wife loves it and remembers seeing it in a window display in a gallery in Rockport, MA years ago.