iv just seen a drawing of Artist Durer OWL in a charity shop wondering how much is it worth?

did a search on google and i dont think is the original .. is there anything it should have on the back? what is it worth ? any ideas?

it looks exactly like this one


4 Answers

  • helene
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    It's definitely not the original---the video you linked yourself says that's in an Austrian museum.

    A reproduction of this kind is not worth anything in monetary value. It only has aesthetic value. As someone else said, the frame can be worth more.

    Now, you can still buy actual Albrecht Durer engravings (in the several hundreds to many thousands of dollars, depending on the piece), because there are a lot of them out there. This was before the days of "limited editions", and the copper plates used for engraving can be inked and printed for a long long time, by anyone who possesses the plates. Drypoints and woodcuts are printed from blocks/plate that degrade more easily, so there are fewer Durer drypoints and woodcuts available, and a lower supply naturally means a higher price. His paintings and drawings, being unique pieces, would bring the highest prices of all, if you could find them.

  • mohole
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It is extremely unlikely to be the original! It's probably worth as much as anyone will pay. Often the frames around prints in charity shops are worth more than the pictures.

    It's quite difficult to make a real discovery in a charity shop these days as most have their own 'experts' who check everything that's sent in. After all, if the shop can get a few more quid for a saleable item, then why not. And then there's the 'professional' charity shop assistant who 'volunteers' to work there so s/he can have first pick of whatever the public bring in.

    Good luck though.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    What you saw was a reproduction. The original is in the Albertina in Vienna. There are many reproductions of this charming piece. They are not valuable.

  • 1 decade ago

    If they're charging more than 2.50 it's a ripoff.

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