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My elderly friend has two Harrison Fisher pen and ink portraits of lovely Victorian women. She recalls her husband telling her that they are originals and worth between $500 and $1000. How can I help her verify that they are originals? I could send photos, but don't see a way to attach the images to this email. The prints are framed inexpensively. And they look like they are starting to yellow. The size of the print showing is about 8x13. Thank you in advance for your assistance. - Pat

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Pat--there is no way I could tell from photos if the pieces are drawings or prints.  Take them to an art appraiser or perhaps an art school, or even a gallery, where an experienced eye should be able to tell a pen & ink from a print.  Good luck.  Alan Klevit.

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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

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I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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