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HELLO,
I HAVE ACQUIRED A PRINT BY MCE 1953 ON THE PRINT...I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY VALUE TO THIS PRINT? AND IF I SHOULD HANG ON TO IT. viewable portions measures approx. 17x16 and has not been removed from frame.  THANK YOU~
REGARDS,
BARB

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The print you have is titled 'Relativity,' and it is a copy of a lithograph M. C. Escher created in 1953. We know it is a copy since all original examples of this print were printed directly from Escher's lithograph stone (much in the same way you might print with a rubber stamp, but with different media) and all printings must be the same size as the block, which is about 12" square. Therefore, if your image size is larger than 12" X 12" your print is a copy, a poster version of Escher's lithograph. Additionally, generally it was Escher's practice to sign his original lithographs in pencil below the image and include an edition number such as 12/25. For more information on Escher's original prints, please visit my website at www.artistsmarket.com. Thank you for your enquiry.
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I can answer questions about the authenticity of graphic prints by M. C. Escher (Dutch 1898 - 1972. I can possibly help with evaluation, buying and selling M. C. Escher prints. PLEASE NOTE THAT MY EXPERTISE IS IN ARTWORK BY M. C. ESCHER ONLY.

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I have been a collector and dealer in works by M. C. Escher for over 30, and my gallery in Connecticut is the only permanent retail gallery exhibiting and offering M. C. Escher's original artwork. For reference, see my websites www.escher.info and www.artistsmarket.com

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Honors degree in Art History, UConn 1975, respected speaker and author concerning M. C. Escher's work for over 30 years.

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