Fine Art/F LAUTREC
I have a crayon, white chalk and charcoal drawing on paper signed F Lautrec (images already emailed to you). It is showing every bit of its age - It has foxing all over and also widespread browning. It must have been created around 1890s.
It has a retailer's stamp on the back as well and is competently executed.
I have had it for a few years - I bought it in a folio off a guy who does house clearances.
I have always assumed it was a copy because I have no provenance but I need an expert opinion.
Is it original? What is its current market value?
Dear Dave, I have received no images from you.
If you would like to send jpeg images to me please keep each image of a reasonable size (not too large), and send them as “attachments”, do not embed them in your email. If you are looking for identification or opinion regarding your painting best would be an image of the front (just the painting, don’t include your lovely living room or pick-up truck), the back, and remove any paper covering (90% of respondents do not send me images of the back, I can obtain nearly as much information from the back as from the front), and close-ups of the signature, details of the brush-work, and any inscriptions or labels (use the macro setting on your camera for these close-ups). You can send this information to my email at email@example.com and make your subject line “allexperts” so I do not bounce you as spam. It would be nice to receive feedback as I do this on my own time with no remuneration, free, no charge, nada. I do NOT research prints or artwork post-1940 (in other words if it does not look like your grandfather or great-grandfather would have owned it, don't proceed). If you have found my instructions somewhere on the internet, do not email me unless you go through allexperts.com