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I was wondering if you could help me with information on a print by Pierre Bonnard titled Jeune Fille Lisant.  The back of the frame has a certification and seal from the Societe de Verification de la Gravure International of New York & Paris stating that it is an original etching.  It looks to have been purchased through the Collectors Guild. I think that it is a restrike of the original plates as it has 2 lines through the shoulders of the girl pictured.  Any help you an provide as to age, value and whether it is authentic or not would be appreciated.

Dear Nancy,

I hope this finds you well. You are correct in that you have a restrike from the original copper plate. The Collector’s Guild used the original to produce a new release of fewer than 350 images in 1965.

I have found that current values on these are in the $200-600 range, depending on seller. They are original from the plate, but not “original” to the initial release. Most often the plates are reworked before printing.

I hope this information is helpful.

Best regards,

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