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Hello Alan,

I bought two Jules Arnout lithographs at a garage sale for $15.00 each.  Both are full color and one is titled "Vue De Lobelisque Du Luxor Et Des Fountanes No#28.  The other titled print is numbered #31 but the title has fallen below the frame and can't be read.  I've researched this artist on the internet, but neither print shows up.  Before I tear open the back of the framed print to read the title of the second lithograph, do you know anything further about the artist or the value of his prints.  These are not copies that can be ordered though poster shops, but apear to be original lithographs.  

Thanks for you advice and help with this matter.  

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Eileen--I am not familiar with the artist.  There was a Louis Jules Arnout in the 19th century, but I don't know about his art, either.  The fact that the have #'s sounds like they could be offset, rather than original lithographs.  Look at the images through a jeweler's loop or high powered magnifying glass.  If you see rows of dots, they are offsets.  Can't help you as to value, unless they are offsets, which makes them worth in the neighborhood of what you paid.  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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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