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Own interior scene featuring visiting cloth
salesman with assistant... inside room sitting
woman with child playing on floor...cild appears
in another painting owned by an Ohio museum;
so does the assistant of the salesman...in fact
the door position and treatment appear similar
Sumpter Priddy III, a Virginia art dealer, bought what he believed to be a famous early Krimmel painting, "Pepper Pot: A Scene in a Philadelphia Market" at auction in 1992 for $1,200. The painting was not even attributed to Krimmel. It was priddy's expertise, which permitted the identification. When he put the painting up for sale at $385,000 as a krimmel, he was sued by the heirs of the estate who sold the painting under Louisiana's French Napoleanic Code, which required Priddy to share the true value of the work with the auction house. Although a judge ruled in favor of Mr. Priddy, the estate attorney is appealing!
I hope comments will be posted to the board on this very controversial matter.