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hello i have never done this  but my question is i bought a print a while back from hobby lobby is was the only one of its kind and its not a painting it is a print it is a lady floating in water she is wearing a white dress and her hands are bound she is floating in the water eyes closed with a halo floating above her face it a beautiful print but it has no signature and i love to print so much that i feel like it should have a artist who made her but has not definite signature the back of the print is cover with brown paper and i thought of ripping through it and pulling it of of the frame but have not done so how do i go about finding out if their is an artist and if there is not one if from a factory ??

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Hello Angela,  You need to have the work looked at, in person.  I suggest you take it to a picture framer or art dealer in your area and ask them to look at it to determine if it is an original or some type of reproduction and if they can determine who the creator of it is.  Chances are it is some type of 'factory' work given the fact you purchased it at Hobby Lobby.  Cheers, Brent

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Brent Luebke

Expertise

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

Experience

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

Organizations
Edmonton Executive Association

Publications
Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

Education/Credentials
Post secondary art history.

Past/Present Clients
Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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