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I found this print in my grandmothers attic in wash. DC  and wanted some
info on it.  It also states it is copyright 1906 Louis Wolff & co.  I believe it is
also handcolored it is signed but I can't tell if it was part of the print or
signed later.

Thanks,
Kelsey

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Dear Kelsey,

From what you describe, you have an early century print after Oberhauser depicting the scene of the 13th century German knight "Tannhauser" who found the Venusburg-the home of Venus.

I would not be able to tell you if the print is actually hand painted and/or hand signed without seeing it in person, but you can take it to a local antique dealer or possibly museum to have an expert give an opinion. If hand colored and hand signed, the value according to auction estimates is in the $300-600 range. Generally, a hand signed print will be in the lower margin rather than within the image. Signatures within the image on prints are usually "plate signed".

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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