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I have an etching that has
"J.F. Millet assis devout sa maison
Rue des artists a Barbizon en 1870" penciled in the left margin. "Eau forte de Fedor Mauniez" signed in the right margin.  I am not sure about the spelling of the signature. It might be Victor and only Mau is decipherable. The print is on heavy paper with the remains of an H A watermark(?) in the corner.  I have not found any Millet etchings with this subject and I haven't seen this printmaker mentioned anywhere. I have pictures, which I would love to send, but previous attempts to send my query (via this page) have not posted so I am being brief.  Do you think this print might warrant further investigation? I realize this is not your specialty and thank you for your time.

Yes it is worthwhile. The artists works inspired Salvador Dali and others. The work needs to be examined and authenticated, not just anyone can do that as you have a specific niche. Appraisal can be done once authenticity is verified and documented.

More research to be done.


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Dan Twyman


I can answer questions about Salvador Dali. While I cannot do FREE APPRAISALS, I might be able to help you sell your works. I can also help with Chagall, Miro, Picasso and other 20th Century Masters.

Questions about a type of art or medium can be answered with one response in most cases. Technical issues are easier to deal with than specifics about an artist. If you need help finding values or history on an artist, it will probably involve research that can sometimes take hours to complete. If you have more than one image to send, I will give you an alternate email address as this system cannot handle multiple images.


Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


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Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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