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I had previously emailed you with an attached picture of the signed litho that my sister had purchased at an auction.  It has a chicken sitting in a nest with 12 chicks all around.  I don't know if my pictures work or not but I believe that it is an authentic litho signed and dated 1900.  can you give me any information on it?

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Lori,
http://www.explorepahistory.com/hmarker.php?markerId=598

A little "googling around" produces quite a bit of information about Ben Austrian.  Turns out he created the artwork for Bon Ami!   If you have an original oil, it can worth thousands of dollars, but I'm afraid a lithograph might only be worth a few hundred dollars tops.  

I'd encourage you to seek a print dealer, (as opposed to a fine art dealer) to help you gain precise information as to value of your print.

Best of luck,
Stu

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Stuart Cartwright

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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