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1849 The Voyage of Life Youth Thomas Etched by James Smillie.  
I've recently purchased an original print entitled Voyage of Life.  It appears a bit yellowed from age but overall seems to be in Good condition.  Can you tell me what it may be worth?

Thank you so much.

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Joseph,

Voyage of Life was etched by James David Smillie (1833-1909) after a painting by Thomas Cole.  Only one copy shows up in auction records from a sale in the New York in 1992 where a set of four prints sold for US$600.00.  I suggest yours, taking into account condition etc., is probably valued at US$100.00.

Cheers, Brent

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Brent Luebke

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19th Century to modern Canadian and western European fine art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints.

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Sixteen years as an art dealer in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

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Edmonton Executive Association

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Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

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Post secondary art history.

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Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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