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signed and numbered print
signed and numbered pr  
I would like any information you might be able to give me on this numbered print.  I am unable to decipher the signature.  I find the print fascinating and the artist quite talented, but who is the artist?  It is in excellent condition and professionally framed.  I am unsure of the medium.

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Dear Bev,

You have a reproduction of a lithograph by the amazing Dutch artist MC Escher, [Maurits Cornelis Escher, (1898-1972)]. The print is titled "Ascending and Descending" and was released in 1960. The original lithograph is 13 x 11 inches. Originals rarely come up on the secondary market as his original work is extremely desired by collectors and museums. An original of this print recently sold for over $38,000 at Christies in London.

You can read more on the artist at:
http://www.mcescher.com/Biography/biography.htm

Perform an internet search using key words: Escher, Ascending and Descending; to read more about your specific print.

I hope this information is helpful.

Kind regards,
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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