Originally Posted by Dayi20
I have a 24x48 painting of Tosi. It is a painting of the Brooklyn Bridge, anyone ever heard of him or seen his work?
I too have a 24x48 painting by what appears to be the same artist. I've been looking into the possibility that it may be an Italian artist by the name of Arturo Tosi. I've had one appraiser in New York affirm that assumption. But then I've also gotten one other appraiser in Baltimore who wasn't so sure. He suggested I contact Christie's or Sotheby's since they would possibly have more direct connection with the sale of this particular suspected artist.
I did contact Christie's and they didn't come up with anything—either for or against the Arturo Tosi premise. More recently I've attempted contacting two auction houses in Italy who were selling Arturo Tosi paintings. Both of them replied saying they didn't feel that what I had was by this artist.
I am a graphic designer and work with art on a regular basis, but I am not specifically trained as an appraiser. From the limited research I've done online via Google image search I've seen enough of Arturo Tosi's paintings to give me the impression that what I have (and what you have) look to be stylistically compatible with Arturo's work. However, the main thing I've noticed in the 20+ images I've had access to is that there wasn't anything involving a cityscape (mine is a painting of a city at night on a river). What I've seen of Arturo's work is landscapes and a few still life paintings.
The signature on my painting looks very similar to the one on yours. Arturo's signatures vary from including the initial "A" before the word Tosi, with a few without the "A". It seems like the signature is similar enough to be a serious contender for being a Tosi.
The appraiser from Baltimore shared that Arturo Tosi's paintings have been selling in the range of $3,000 - $4,000 to over $40,000. So I'm thinking it would be nice to discover it was by him.
I'd be interested in finding out if anyone else knows anything about this artist. Perhaps more people have a similar story?
But for the grace of God go I,cyspark