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I have a watercolor dated 1934 by Feininger.  The name of the art is Sturmische Einfahrt.  It is framed and has some numbers written on the back.  It is very similar to another work that I found on www.findartinfo.com called Fliehende Schiffe.  How do I tell if this is a print?  And where would I take it to find out what if anything it is worth?

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Dear Stephanie,

Of the documented auctions of Feininger’s work on Artprice; I was able to find several prior auction listings for prints (lithographs) titled “Sturmische Einfahrt”. This leads me to believe yours may be a similar print. Check the size as this print is 11 3/4x17 3/4 inches. You should be able to take it to a local gallery, antique store, or museum and have someone verify the medium of your art. You could still have an original watercolor, but it is more likely you have a lithograph.

The last auction for a Sturmische Einfahrt print was April of 2006 and it sold for $739 (US). It would probably sell for upwards of $3000 in a retail environment. As you are aware, his work is highly collectable.

I hope this information is helpful.

Best regards,
Dolly  

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. I can provide information that will assist you in determining the value of your art; but I do not give valuations on allexperts.

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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. Her experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, researcher, and an extensive art research library; has allowed her to provide people with personalized consultation services. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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

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