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QUESTION: I own a 38 1/2 "long x 18"w x 25"h bronze entitled either LeDernier Effort(steeple chase)1887 or L'Entrainement des Jockeys.  I believe that his work was forged by a dealer currently in jail for fraud.  How do I establish its authenticity and value?  I also have a bronze, the Lovers by Hip Moreau 16"l x 11 1/2"w x 26 1/4"h that I have the same questions and concerns about.  Both are lovely big pieces.  Thanks for your help

ANSWER: Hello John,

Where did you purchase these works?  Where are you located.


Follow up - They need to be seen in person by an expert so I suggest you find one in your local area.  Brent

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QUESTION: Do You have any suggestions for someone in Dallas?  So far I have not found a 19th century bronze expert.  Everyone is so specialized.  Thanks, John

John, Have you contacted Gerald Tomlin?  His contact information, as published on, is:
Independent Appraiser
6148 Crestmont Drive
Dallas TX 75214
(214) 363-8100 (phone)
(214) 363-8163 (fax)

Good luck,  Brent

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Brent Luebke


19th Century to modern Canadian and western European fine art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints.


Sixteen years as an art dealer in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Edmonton Executive Association

Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

Post secondary art history.

Past/Present Clients
Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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