Jack Bryant oil painting on canvas, dated 1959

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Fine art
Springtown, Texas USA
Description from user:

The late Jack Bryant (1929-2012) was a renowned artist who worked with many different mediums. He was from Azle, Texas. This piece depicts many of the subjects he was well known for portraying, western landscapes, equestrians and Native Americans. The detail here in these subjects is phenomenal and it portrays such a moving image of a Native American yielding his weapon and laying in a ditch at the sword of an apparent European settler. There appears to be a busier chase happening in the background with more movement heading towards the valley. The piece itself does have some minor chips in the paintwork and the look of the sky and landscape has a yellow hue to it. I am looking for a valuation of how it is in its current state but also what it would be worth if I had it professionally restored.

This piece was exhibited at the Azle historical museum in Azle, Texas.

Answered within about 8 hours
Sep 21, 22:10 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $700 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Vincent,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
We can't advise on restoration, for liability reasons. I can say that this has probably yellowed because of smoke build-up to the varnish, which can be removed by a professional paintings restorer fairly easily. The few scattered paint losses are also a fairly easy fix but none of these will be cheap - easily $500 or more - and even after the work is done, the value of the painting would not necessarily be increased by a corresponding amount.
While the market for Western Art is very strong right now, Bryant's works all tend to sell in low four-figures with the top auction result of $4,000 achieved for a much larger work that was in significantly better condition.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Jack Bryant, Sr. (American, 1929 - 2012)
Untitled Western landscape, dated 1959
oil on canvas
signed and dated lower left
24 x 30 inches; framed 28 by 34 inches
CONDITION: with some yellowing to the varnish and minor painting chip losses
PROVENANCE: exhibited at the Azle museum, Azle, Texas
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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