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I have a framed lithograph of Louis Valtat by Renior which I purchased from Merrill Chase Gallery/Chicago in 1971. I am interested in selling it.  I would like to verify it's value, identify recent sold prices, and who I should contact to sell it? I hope you can help, please advise. Thank you.

There are quite a few auction records for this piece, with prices ranging anywhere from $1,300 to over $7,000. I will reproduce some of these results for you. This artwork, however, is somewhat outside my expertise and so I can neither explain the wide variation in prices nor tell you the best place to sell it. It would appear that it is a piece that may do well at Christies in New York, and I suggest you contact their print department directly for details on selling your artwork. Other possibilities for sale include Sothebys and Swann, and there are others as well. Good luck.
Jeffrey Price
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PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Louis Valtat. Lithograph, 1904. 298x238 mm; 11 3/4x9 3/8 inches, full margins. Edition of 950. Published by Vollard, Paris. From L'Album des Douze Lithographies Originales. A superb, dark impression with strong contrast [...more]
Estimate : $2,000 - $3,000
Realized : $1,320
Swann Auction Galleries: New York, NY, USA
Auction Date: March 5, 2009

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Lot 185: Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919); Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales;
Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales (D., S. 38), c. 1904Lithograph on wove paper, from the edition on 950 (there were also 50 on japon), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, with full margins, in apparently good condition aside from a [...more]
Estimate : $3,000 - $5,000
Realized : $2,700
Bonhams & Butterfields: San Francisco, CA, USA
Auction Date: November 4, 2008

Lot 94: Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir (D.; S. 38)
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Louis Valtat, from Douze lithographies originales de Pierre-Auguste Renoir (D.; S. 38) lithograph, circa 1904, on wove paper, from the edition of 950 (there were also 50 on Japon ), with margins, pale light-staining, minor [...more]
Estimate : $3,000 - $4,000
Realized : $7,200
Christie's: New York, NY, USA
Auction Date: May 2, 2007

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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.


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 and

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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