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Hey Dolly, I was hoping that you could provide some help with a
print I was interested in. The link is:
The artist is E. Mille who I am unfamiliar with. If you could, Would
you be able to provide as much information as possible and a
rough estimate as well? Thank you so much for your time.  Tyler

Hello Tyler,

The photographs are terrible and personally I would not buy anything I could not see more clearly. There appears to be some water intrusion and I would question the large smudge to the right of the image. Having a wood backing could also create additional damage to the print that is yet unseen.

I am not sure that the artist is Mille. Mille is French for thousand and I am thinking it may be an edition or printerís notation. There is a 19th century French artist by the name of Marie Duchateau, but I cannot find any images other than landscapes.

It reminds me of prints from La Mode Illustree Magazine. My opinion is that these types of lithos are fairly common and if you like the image, maybe check out other options where you will get better images and condition. The frame shows damage and is rather unremarkable as well.

If you love the image, offer $10 and see what happens. The shipping seems a bit high at $35 so even with a low offer; you will be paying close to $50 for the print. I personally feel you can do better elsewhere.  

Good luck!

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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.


Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at 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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