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Hi, I have come into the possession of a coulple of prints and I don't know whether these are valuable or not.
The first picture is by Luke Fildes and is called A Village Wedding, published January 1885 by Thomas Agnew and Sonscv6. The second is a picture of a girl praying with a dog on her bed. It is by Burton Barber 1894

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Clive--the first print definitely sounds like an offset reproduction; and the second print is likely to be so.  Look at them with a jeweler's loop or high powered magnifying glass, scanning colorful parts of the prints.  Rows of dots would confirm that they are offsets, of no particular value [$20 each].  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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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