Lionel Edwards Oil on CanvasboardColin O'Brien
I am looking at a Lionel Edwards oil on canvas board. It is a landscape with cows and mountains in the background. It is signed and dated '61 in the lower right. I like the painting and went on to ask art to research the auction records for this artist. I found the records to be pretty substantial and yet I surprised to see the same painting had sold at Christies this past July. An even greater surprise was to see that Christies put a high estimate of a thousand dollars on the piece and it sold for half that price. I am curious as to why this piece seems to carry so little buyer confidence when similar pieces have sold for thousands or even tens of thousands? Any information or help as to why this piece is apparently so much less valuable would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Lionel Edwards Water ColoursMark Lawley
Advice needed. I have been clearing my parents house and come across 2 Lionel Edwards "pictures" "Returning Home" & "The Unlucky Man"
They both measure 28 by 72 cms (apprx). They are old as I remember my mother telling me that my Grandfather had been given them possibly in the 20's or 30's. The originals are water colours and many of these paintings I understand are in America. Having said this I do not have the experience to tell if these are prints or coloured black and white copies taken from the originals. Any advice as to how to find out the history of these pictures/paintings would be welcome.