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Hi I have a print by toulouse lautrec it has some age.I was wondering if you could help me.I is framed in glass gilt frame and the title is "the seated clowness".It is signed in pencil on the right de lautrec and on the left 434/500 also in pencil.Could you give me any advice on it if possible it is in perfect condition but dont know enough on how to know if it is valuable.thanks annmac

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I am not an expert on Lautrec, but I have a few thoughts.  500 seems far too large for a lithograph edition at the turn of the century; look at the image through a jeweler's loop and see if there are rows of dots [if there is color].  That would indicate an offset [reproduction] lithograph.  Finally, call someone like Sotheby's and tell them you have a piece for auction.  Perhaps there expert in that area can tell you if it is real.  Good luck.  Alan Klevit.

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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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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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