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I have George & Martha Washington Gold Framed Portraits by E.C. Middleton 1861,
> and also Abe Lincoln. Done in a process oil coloring lithograph on canvas. This
> vintage portraits dated 1861 and marked on reverse side with his name as
> follows; Warranted oil colors. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year
> 1861 by E.C. Middleton, In the Clerk's office of the district Court for the
> Southern District of Ohio Cincinnati.
What do you think would be the value of these items. Lithographs are in good condition and frames are in good to fair condition


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Daniel--I have no idea as to the valueof these items.  In the late 19th century, color lithography did not exist as an original art form--that came with Cheret a little later.  It would seem you have a colored "offset lithograph" which is a reproduction of the original painting.  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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