A Personal Analysis About the Valuation of Fine Art: Part 1

Part 1--Introduction On the evening of the Jonathan Art Foundation’s highly successful gala on March 24, 2018, Richard Reitzell gave a docent tour of the collections for about two dozen attendees. He is the grandson of Jean Mannheim, whose painting Arch Beach, Laguna is on the Jonathan Club's second floor outside the Library. He started by explaining the development of Impressionism and the role it plays in the JAF collection. Not surprisingly, he then moved onto a discussion of Guy Rose’s painting. It is undoubtedly one of the collections' finest and most valuable pieces. Hence, the subject of this article. What is the basis for the quality and value of a work of art? What makes the value

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