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What characteristics would be unique to an original vs reproduction of a Maurice Utrillo painting?
Thank you, any help would be appreciated.

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Dear Susan,

Maurice Utrillo’s primary medium was oil on canvas, board, or panel. He also painted with watercolors, but oil was his preference. Utrillo is most known for his street scenes; particularly Paris. He signed his paintings as Maurice Utrillo. If you have an oil painting in the manner of the artist and the signature looks similar to other of his works, you would need to have an expert look at the painting. Provenance is essential on works by major artists; particularly much copied Modern Masters. Though there are likely undocumented paintings by Utrillo; it will be exceptionally difficult to get an expert to authenticate it. One of the major auctions houses may be able to assist. I hope this information is helpful.
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Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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