Fine Art/G.H. Durrie

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I have a print by G.H Durrie. There is a printed signature on the bottom left stated G.H. Durrie and under the name is the number 186. It is titled HOME TO THANKSGIVING. Could you tell when this was printed. Thank you. Published by Currier and Ives 152 Nassau Street

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Dear Nancy,

Your Currier and Ives print; painted by G.H. Durrie; was originally released in 1867 in the large folio format. The plate size, (size of the image only without the writing or margins), should be 14.12 x 25.1 inches for your print to be an original. It should also be hand tinted. There are other considerations on determining the actual printing date of your print, but if the size is not correct you should not spend any money getting it authenticated.
Home to Thanksgiving is in the top 50 most collected Currier and Ives prints and the most recent auction wholesale prices are in the $9000 to $12,000 range. I hope this information is helpful.

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Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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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. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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

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