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Can you tell me anything about this piece.  I inherited it a few years back but never really had any info.  The letters on the left read "Maurin del"  and on the right "Lith de Deligny" and the center reads "J'en Veux, J'en Veux  Encore."  The dimensions are 10 3/16 H x 7 3/4 W.  These taken using the Border that is outside the actual lith.

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Dear Lisa,

Your print is a lithograph by Nicolas Eustache Maurin (1799-1850). Maurin was born in Perpignan, France in 1799 and died in Paris in 1850. He is a very respected artist and is known primarily for his lithographs and portraits. Your lithograph, J'en Veux, J'en Veux  Encore, circa 1830, represented an early example of pornography  and considered a “legal” print by the censors at the time. There are probably two different images of the print as it was later reworked to become more explicit.

His lithographs are rare to find, particularly his erotica as this print is not currently listed on any auction results. I found one of his erotic prints online and the gallery had 150 pounds on it. I’m not sure what the current rate of exchange is to give you a dollar equivalent.

If it is in original or vintage framing, you should take it to a good framer who knows conservation framing and have it reframed with acid free materials.

I hope this information is helpful.
Kind regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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