SUPERB EVEN MAGNIFICENT. Antique late 1800s most likely original etching lithograph print of Venus and Cupid. unsigned. there is an address and name on the verso [please see images below] . Image: 10.75” X 20”. original Frame: 31” X 20.75”. Dear Potential Buyer: There has been much interest and many inquiries about this wonderful piece of art. How could something so magnificent be original? It must be an engraving, they say. That is why we have held on to this piece for almost a decade, showing it to experts and evaluating it with various methods as our own expertise has grown. One Print expert declared that it is an original ink drawing with some lines in graphite. Another print expert believed that this is, accomplished in mixed media which involved etching and then being pulled as lithograph, with possibly even traces of graphite, on a heavy grade wove paper and later laid on a poster board thickness for protection. Well, we're still torn and do not know what exactly is the case, but it is very beautiful and it is antique. Of course, the work is a copy of a painting by, Adolphe William Bouguereau.
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