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Dear Mam, I have a drawing on very old paper of a female nude,reclining. It is siged Renior. There appears to be a date on the back of 1880. There appears to be Watermarks in the paper symbol of an anchor?? Do you know if Renoir ever used such paper?Please advise. Thank You,Erik

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Dear Erik,
I do not know all of the papers used by Renoir. I suggest you contact one of the major auction houses and get their opinion. They would know the watermarks on his paper. However, I must advise that getting an original Renoir authenticated without impeccable provenance would be close to impossible. I am going to give you a link to an article about one persons efforts to get a Renoir drawing authenticated. I hope this information is helpful.
Kind regards,
Dolly

http://blogs.artinfo.com/secrethistoryofart/2011/06/11/found-a-lost-renoir-one-o

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.

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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. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Bachelor of Science. Self taught in art with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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