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I have a painting by Edmund Adler called "Yellow Bird" and on the back the label of Turner Mfg. Co. Chicago with Item #1694 Subject # and name T537 The Yellow Bird and Fashion Plate Wall Accessories at the bottom of the label. What can you tell me about this painting? Is there any value to it?

Dear Christine,
Your painting is actually a reproduction copy after the original painting by Adler. Turner Mfg. made and distributed decorative art copies after artists during the mid 20th century. The print is considered decorative rather than fine art and the value to collectors on the secondary art market is minimal. I saw that a seller has a reproduction by the same artist on eBay at $300; calling it an original print. I can guarantee that it is not an original print and is nothing more than an open edition offset lithograph that has been glued to cardboard. They had a technique that applied lacquer to the surface in swirls made to resemble brush strokes. It is not worth anything near the asking price. I hope this is helpful.
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