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I found a painting from Mario de Ferrante and while he was a

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I found a painting from Mario de Ferrante and while he was a valid painter the painting is stamped Artmaster Gallery and the stretcher looks newer than the time line for the artist. So, is it a copy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


It is likely an original as he painted through the 20th century. If it is a framed print reproduction copy on textured surface, you will see a mini dot matrix pattern in the 'paint' indicative of machine printing. You can use a magnifying glass to detect that or take an clear, in-focus extreme close up photo and enlarge it on your computer screen to detect the dot matrix pattern.