Trash or treasure? Let’s find out
Too much damage
Fanny Joubert of Ballito writes Would you be able to give an approximate value of this painting? The frame is quite damaged and there is a small tear in the canvas. Kayleen Wrigley of Stephan Welz & Co.
replies This painting most likely dates back to the 1930s. It was during this time that Romanelli painted extensively for the export market, portraying quaint Italian landscapes and portraits. Unfortunately, this work has suffered some damage and would need a considerable amount of restorative treatment. In good condition, however, the work could fetch up to R8 000. CIRCA 1930s VALUE R2 000
A love of landscape
Kathy Linden of Benoni writes I’d like to know more about this painting; is it valuable?
Kayleen replies This work by Piet van Emmenis appears to have been painted in the verdant Overberg foothills with aloes and a beautiful mountainous landscape in the background. Van Emmenis was predominantly a landscape painter who found inspiration in the varying scenes South Africa has to offer. At auction we would expect this work to fetch between R3 000 and R5 000, although his art has achieved prices as high as R10 000 in the past. CIRCA 1940s VALUE R3 000 – R5 000 CONTACT stephanwelzandco.co.za