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The estimated valuations provided will be according to current potential market value – our opinion of the amount that might be realised if the art was placed in an appropriate auction at the present time, based on the information and photos you have supplied.

Valuations are normally supplied within 7days.
Occasionaly valuations may take a longer in which case we will let you know

Your valuation will be sent to you by email or post depending on which option you have chosen.

All art valuations are in our opinion, and cannot be used as an insurance valuation, as they have not been physically inspected.
Valuation may be used as a general guide to a value for insurance purposes.

We will carry out extensive research and comparisons and can also provide a valuation based on the art being an unsigned artist.

We will not be able to do this as we aim to provide an iindependent valuation avoiding the possibility of a conflict of interest.

Art Valuation

Frequently Asked Questions

1. TAKE SOME PHOTOS OF YOUR PICTURE

Take some digital photos of your picture, front and back, and close-ups of any signature, inscriptions, labels etc.

Transfer the photos to your computer ready to upload to us. (Maximum file size accepted 5MB).

Transfer the photos to your computer ready to upload to us. (Maximum file size accepted 5MB).

2. MAKE A NOTE OF EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT THE PICTURE

Make a note of all the information you have about your picture – artist’s name (if known), medium (i.e. oil, watercolour, drawing, print etc.), size, condition, details of any signature, date, inscriptions or labels.

Include everything you know about the history of the item – how long you have had it, where acquired, price paid etc.

3. SEND US THE PHOTOS AND DETAILS OF YOUR PICTURE VIA THIS WEBSITE

When you are ready to request your valuation:

Click Get A Valuation or any of the other valuation buttons to start your valuation.

Select Known or Unknown artist depending on whether you know the name of the artist who created your picture or not.

Select your Picture Type – if a selection of options are available – to go to the appropriate valuation form.

Click the Upload a Photo buttons to upload photos of your picture.

Add all the information you have about the picture to the valuation form.

Click the Submit Valuation button to add the valuation to your order.

You can then submit further pictures for valuation, or proceed to the checkout stage to complete your valuation order.

4. RECEIVE YOUR VALUATION BY EMAIL

You will receive your valuation report by email within 48 hours. Your valuation will be supplied in the widely-used PDF format, and can be stored on your computer and printed, if required.

Try to send clear and well focused photos front, back and a close up of the signature (if applicable)

These tips may help you get the best results when photographing your art.

Light
It’s best to photograph your artwork in good natural light avoiding the need of flash.

Close ups
Signatures if applicable will be of most importance.

A maximum picture size of 5MB is preferred so try to do this on your camera or with photo editing software.

Oil paintings
Lok for raised brush strokes on the surface of the picture which should be clearly visible to the eye.

Watercolours
Look for a transparent paint layer on a flat surface, without significant brush strokes.

Drawings
Look for pen, pencil, crayon, charcoal or ink lines.

Prints
Usually referred to as lithographs, screen prints and woodcuts.

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