|Title:||Jefferson Tester 16"x20" Wash Women|
|Date/Era/Period:||1950's or early 1960's|
|Description:||An oil painting by the artist Jefferson Tester. It is painted on some sort of cardboard or canvas board. it is 16" high by 20" wide|
|Condition:||This painting has been in my family since the early 1960's. It has not had any professional cleaning or maintenance done to it. It is framed and appears to be undamaged.|
|Origin:||This was a housewarming gift from the artist to my mother who was a student of his at the time. He apparently gave it to her unsigned. When she asked him to sign it he told her to sign it. So my family name is written on the lower right corner.|
|Provenance:||It has been in my family since the early 1960's.|
|Appraised By:||Bianca Nakovics Nakovics|
|History Of The Item:||Jefferson Tester (1900-1972) was born in Mountain City, Tennessee at the turn of the century. He lived in New Rochelle, NY. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he later exhibited. He also exhibited at the Worcester Museum of Art and Carnegie Institute. The best history you have of this piece comes from your provenance, which means that you can trace it back to its origin. It was a wonderful gift to your parents, its too bad he didn't sign it though. However, this definately appears to be his style and it's a beautiful painting.|
|Appraiser Tips:||(This appraisal is based on the images and information provided by the customer, the item has not been physically examined. It is going on the assumption that all submissions are accurate and true. Final valuation of an item does not constitute authentication, it is just going on the assumption of authenticity. Items cannot be authenticated through this venue)|
|Research Sources:||AskArt, Davenport's, Artnet, Artprice and various personal and online resources.|
|Appraiser Comments:||Presented is an oil on canvas painting purported to be by Jefferson Tester (1900-1972), American listed artist. The painting is not signed by Tester, however the provenance you have is good and the style and subject of the painting appear to be those of Jefferson Tester. His auction prices range between $350-$5,900, depending on subject and size. A lot of his work is held in private collections. I would definately put this painting in the mid-high range, and of course the final value all depends on interest at the time of sale and the market you're targeting. It's a beautiful piece!. Please go to this site as it gives you a very good history on this artist: http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ohq/107.3/joki.html, it's quite informative. Thank you. (This appraisal is based on the images and information provided by the customer, the item has not been physically examined. It is going on the assumption that all submissions are accurate and true. Final valuation of an item does not constitute authentication, it is just going on the assumption of authenticity. Items cannot be authenticated through this venue)|
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