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hello, my name is simone
and i wanted to know if you could tell me, i have a painting in a frame from the artist Claude monet of the water Lilly painted in 1905. its in the frame but i don't wont to take it out. how can i know if its real or not please help out if you can
thanks for your time

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Hello Simone,

I suggest you take the work apart or use a magnifying glass to examine it closer to be sure.  The version you have is most likely some type of reproduction for the original is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston www.mfashop.com/ar-impressionism-claude-monet-15600.html .

Cheers, Brent

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Brent Luebke

Expertise

19th Century to modern Canadian and western European fine art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and original prints.

Experience

Sixteen years as an art dealer in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

Organizations
Edmonton Executive Association

Publications
Edmonton Journal newspaper, various online art websites.

Education/Credentials
Post secondary art history.

Past/Present Clients
Art Gallery of Alberta, University of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada.

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