Fine Art/CHAGALL

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Chagall
Chagall  

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Have you seen this image before? I can't find it anywhere and I'm just wondering if it's authentic. It's signed and numbered in pencil and was my grandmother's but I don't know anything else about it.

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Dear Hali,

I was sent a similar work over a year ago, unnumbered, but with what looks like the same printed signature as it appears darker than the edition. In addition, Chagall's editions of roman numerals did not go up to 300 and the work is not referenced in his catalog rasionee which is what the art community considers to be his collection of accepted lithographic works. This means that unfortunately, this print looks to be a reproduction.  Reproductions do not have collectible value, as they are not original prints. For examples of Chagall's original prints, please reference the below link: http://www.masterworksfineart.com/inventory/chagall/

Hopefully you can enjoy the image of this work and appreciate its decorative appeal. I am sorry to not bear better news, but I do hope that this information can be of some assistance.

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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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