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Mom\'s painting
Mom's painting  
Let me preface, I know very little about art. So with that being said, I have a print or painting that my mother had so long she couldn't remember where she got it. She has now passed and my father wants to find out out the painting. Please look at the image and let me know what you can. Thank you in advance.

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Hi, I am not familiar with this piece. I recommend contacting Christies http://christies.com/ or Sothebys http://www.sothebys.com/ auction houses, as they are the two largest auction houses in the world. They may have an expert who knows this piece. If there is one near where you live, you can also take it to a Bonham's Valuation Day http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&scre .

You can read about the differences between lithographs and other printing techniques at http://www.masterworksfineart.com/art/printmaking.html to help identify the technique used to make it.

I hope this helps, and good luck to you!

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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