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I have a drawing that appears to be dated 1909.  I can make out "Madrid" and "22" but that is all.  Signature does appear in lower right area.  I do have a full length photo of the print I can send also.  Print is in a sealed frame and I have not opened the back.  Any assistance would be welcomed.  Thank you

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Hi Gina,

Sadly the photograph is a little out of focus and to be of further help I'd need to see the full picture. If you are able to email (sales@pietafineart.com) or upload further images I should be able to help you further. If you can get a clear shot of the signature which is just above Madrid (you might have a macro function on your camera, the button will have a small icon of a flower next to it and it enables the camera to focus on close up objects) that would be very helpful.

I can tell you the writing lower left is 22 Aout 1909 - which is 22nd August 1909 - coincidentally also my birthday.

Because the date is written in French, it is probably safe to assume the artist was also French.

Kind regards,
Tim

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Timothy Lawrence Williams MA (Hons)

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I can answer all questions on Fine Art, particularly the indentification of pictures (paintings, prints etc). My specialist areas are old master prints, printmaking, early Flemish painting, Dutch golden age painting, fin-de-siecle, Impressionism, Victorian, all British painting.

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I've worked for the National Gallery, London and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in research and curatorial capacities. I'm currently a director of Pieta Fine Art Ltd.

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The Guardian

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PhD Early Flemish painting (incomplete), MA History of Art, BA History of Art (Hons)

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Neil MacGregor Scholarship

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