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Firenze
Firenze  
I have an 8x11" original painting or, possibly a lithograph that has been hand colored.  I bought the picture for the frame it was in and when taking it apart I discovered that the painting might be worth investigating.  There is a mark in the lower right corner which includes the word, Firenze, and a crown with the letter G underneath.  The back of the picture has a stamp.  On the bottom of the stamp it says, Firenze - Gall Uffizi and under that, Figura Muliebre. The picture was glued to a very thin press board and the rest of the stamp is not viewable.  Hopefully, the pictures I've uploaded will give you enough information to tell me something about the painting.

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Dear Bev,

I found where you had posted additional photos on another site and was able to enlarge enough to see that your print appears to be hand colored. According to the information you provided, the print was commissioned by the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy. The original drawing is most likely part of the museums collection. Museums will often release high quality prints based on art in thier collections. I am not familiar with the artist; and the name translated basically means womanly figure; is more of a description than an actual title. I did some research within the museum and could not come up with the original.
The value of the print has been greatly diminished by someone gluing it to a board. Generally an antique print in good condition with hand coloring and an interesting subject such as this could possibly fetch $100 upward. You might try sending a photo to the Uffizi and asking if they can provide the name of the artist. I hope this 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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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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