Hello all! I came across an artist (Mary Maguire) whose paintings include some miniature-style subjects, like the mughal-ish prince below. This artist sells "hand colored" prints, which intrigues but also confuses me. Here is the exact wording on the description of her hand-colored prints, including the one pictured below:
"Giclée print with hand coloring of an original watercolor by Mary Maguire in a large, fantastic and unusual woodworked frame. Piece measures 26 1/8 x 32 1/8."
Does this mean that she runs prints of original artwork in black-and-white, and then hand paints over those prints? The end result doesn't really look like that to me. Just thought I'd ask you all, but also willing to reach out to the artist herself. I'm intrigued because the price point is quite a bit higher (painting below is set at $875) than expected for a print, and I'm not sure if the extra value comes from "hand coloring" or from the antique frame.
Just let me know if you happen to understand what is meant by 'hand coloring', and also if you have any theories about whether or not hand coloring would substantially add to the value of a framed print.
Thank you for reading!