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I recieved a small framed art print from a friend who passed away. It is by  Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot titled  VILLE D AVRAY and is signed COROT. The size is 8x10 and was obviously bought at an auction by the paper and markings on the back. What do you think it's value might be?

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Yolanda--"Print" is, at best, a vague description.  Is it an original lithograph, an offset lithograph, an etching, a mixed media, all of which would have varying degrees of value, from $25 to a few hundred dollars, depending then, on size of edition and condition.  Lots of variables, and I have not even mentioned subject matter.  For example, not all picassos have the same value.  I do not know the market for Corot or what he was known for, but somehow feel my guesstimate is a reasonable range.

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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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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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