Answered By: Mary Clare Altenhofen
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2017     Views: 73

The only reliable way to determine whether a work of art on paper is an original print or drawing rather than a photomechanical reproduction is to have an expert take a look at it.  If you live in a city with an art museum, there are often curatorial assistants available to provide opinions without charge about whether a work is an original or reproduction.  Staff of art auction houses or art galleries can also provide the same services although they are more likely to charge a small fee. If you would like to tell us where you live, we will be happy to make some suggestions about where you might have your artwork examined.

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