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Nora, I have a hand done and colored, very old drawing of one of M.

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Hi Nora, I have a hand done and colored, very old drawing of one of M.I.Hummels. pictures. It is not signed, but from my research I understand she retained her rights and often reproduced her pictures on bits of paper and card for friends and students. It is extremely well done and almost, but not quite identical to the original.Someone, a long time ago, had it nicely framed. How can I found out if she actually drew it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
Thank you for the request.
What is the size?
At your convenience, please send photos.
A complete image of the artwork including frame both front and back (do not remove from frame), a clear in-focus close-up of the signature, and a close-up of the surface so I can see the texture will be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing on your board, then follow the steps on this link:
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I gave attached dome photos. Its hard to get them without reflections so that is what the color variances are. I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks Nora. I also forgot the size. The actual art us only about 5 inches by 4 inches .
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the dimensions.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
In order for to me personally authenticate this as an original work by Hummel, I would need to inspect this in person.
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