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I think I have an original unsigned watercolor of moses Receiving the tablets of the law.http://www.marcchagallprints.com/view_art.php it looks exactly like the one at this web site. while having it reframed there was some doodeling and the name Mosi written on the back can you confirm what I think? Thankyou.

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Dear Sam, if your piece looks exactly like the one you referenced, it seems to me it is a reproduction of it.  Two original watercolors, being one of a kind by definition, would not look exactly alike.  Chagall would not even try, nor want them to be the same.  Even when he repeated the same subject matter, he intentionally took a different perspective, even as to composition.  Also, VERY unlikely to have doodling on the back, not be signed, perhaps even dated, on the front.  You might want to take it to an appraiser and/or contact Sotheby's or Christies, but there are just not that many Chagall uniques floating about.  Good luck.  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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