Fine Art/Rembrandt etching
I Rembrandt printed on canvas which is approx 24 x 20. On
the wooden frame, it has stamped #269, Girl at the half door. The signature had the "d" as in rembrandt with a
forward slash of something other than English--maybe a date.
Do you think it is possibly worth anything more than it's decorative value?
There are many valuable Rembrandt etchings http://www.masterworksfineart.com/inventory/rembrandt
, none of which were hand signed. He signed the etching plate itself and, to make it readable on the etchings, he signed it backwards (since etchings are a mirror image of the plate). These works were usually done on very thin paper.
There are also much lesser valued reproductions done around the beginning of the 20th century I believe, by Armand Durand (which might be what the "d" is that you describe). These reproductions are usually on thick laid paper and have a collector's stamp on the back. These are worth a couple hundred dollars.
For more information about your work, I recommend sending an email with attached images of the piece to Alex Adelman, president of Masterworks Fine Art, Inc. at http://www.masterworksfineart.com
. Adelman works with Old Master Prints like Rembrandt every day and will be happy to discuss your piece with you.