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The Star
The Star  
I have purchased a painting at a thrift store that is called "The Star 1876" by Edgar Degas and I do not know if it is an authentic painting or a reproduction. Wal Mart has them for sale online for 60-150$. I would like to take a picture of it or describe any particulars to you to find out if it is a copy or if it is a real one.

Hi Andrew,

I believe this work to be a reproduction as the original unique painting "The Star" is located in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris as seen below:

Degas would likely not have created two original paintings of the same image. His original painting is quite famous and widely reproduced. I believe that you have one of these reproductions.

I hope that this information can be of some assistance.


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.


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

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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