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Eglise de Luna Lane or Laine
Eglise de Luna Lane or  
QUESTION: I acquired a painting at a garage sale some years ago, the signature reads as follows Maurice Utrillo, V.  It is signed in the right hand corner. The painting is on board, not a canvas.

The name of the painting is very faded, but I believe it says "Eglise de Luna Lane or Laine"?

Could this be authentic, have you ever heard of this particular painting, how would I find out for sure if it is authentic or a print?

ANSWER: Hello Kathy,

Unfortunately, I am not personally familiar with this work.  Only a few experts in the world are qualified to designated a Utrillo painting as authentic or not.  I have included these experts' contact information below and recommend contacting one or all of them for further information:

1.  Jean Fabris at the Association Maurice Utrillo
BP 40014- 1, place du General-Leclerc
95111 Sannois cedex France
T: +33 (0)1 30 25 18 43
F: +33 (0)1 30 25 30 11
Email: jean.fabris@wanadoo.fr or association-utrillo.sannois@wanadoo.fr
Website: www.utrillo.com

2.  Gilbert Petrides  at Galerie Petrides
63, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore
75008 Paris France
T: +33 (0)1 42 66 42 32
F: +33 (0)1 42 65 25 84
Email: galpetri@wanadoo.fr

Best of luck to you,

Andrew Evans


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QUESTION: Thank you so much for your prompt response.  I will e-mail both experts you recommended with my question.  I live in Rochester, NY, where would you suggest I begin at a local level to determine the age/authenticity of this painting?

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Hello Kathy,

Unfortunately, I am not too familiar with the Rochester New York area.  I could perhaps recommend  contacting Christies http://christies.com/ or Sothebys http://www.sothebys.com/ auction houses, as they are the two largest auction houses in the world. They may have an expert who is familiar with this work. I can also recommend trying Bonhams auctions at http://www.bonhams.com/usa/home/, as I know that Bonhams sometimes does free valuation days.  

I hope that this information can be of some assistance, and good luck to you!

Best,

Andrew Evans

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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