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We have a number of W.Dendy Sadler prints, etched by James Dobie, Copywright: Raphael Tuck & Sons and I am unclear about the whole process. Do I assume correctly that the pieces started out as paintings by W.Dendy Sadler and then that James Dobie took Sadler's artwork (presumably with his permission?) and created etchings, which then were published using the patented techniques of Raphael Tuck and Sons?  Could you clarify the whole process? (Did they all receive a "split" of the proceeds?!" I also have seen that there are MANY W. Dendy Sadler prints and what distinguishes one print from another?  Are these older prints any more valuable than the $29.95 prints that sell on websites today?
I have "Country Clients", "A Little Mortgage", "The New Will", "A Breach of Promise" "Plaintiff & Defendant" (this one published by Catalda Fine Arts, Inc. NYC, "A Flaw In The Title" etched by R. Wallace Hester, Copywrite:Reinthal & Newman, NY; "The Lawyer (A Lost Document)" etched by C.H. Roucher; Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. Ltd -- all were owned by my Grandfather in New York

Your pretty close with your description.

1. Artist paints.
2. Engraver creates printing plates by hand and prints.
3. Publisher distributes to dealers etc.

The publisher is the backer for the project and pays the printer and the artist.

Modern day low end prints are decorative.

A hand presses engraving or etching has more value than modern day decorative art.

I have no backround with this artist, but from the info you have so far, I think you will turn up more details as you search.


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Late 70's early 80's Worked for a printer and learned the art or Lithography. Early to mid 80's Managed a publishing company that produced fine art both living and reproductions of the masters. Mid 80's to 2003 Senior Art Consultant with well known broker of Dali, Picasso, Miro, Chagall,Vargas,Max,Warhol and others. 2004 - 2005 Independent Art Consultant. 2005-2006 Beverly Hills Art Gallery(Living Artists) 2006 - Present Salvador Dali Society. Senior Art Consultant.


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Studied Art History, Methods of printing, Various Mediums. Studied anatomy, sketch art, Complex shading technique, Acrylic technique. Bloch books(Picasso),Salvador Dali publications(extensive). 30 Years life Experience in the arts as an artist, fine art broker,Gallery Director,art consultant.

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