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I have a copy of Cupid Seller by jacque fermin beauvarlet.i

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Hi I have a copy of Cupid Seller by jacque fermin beauvarlet.i believe the original etching was made in 1763.i have had this picture in my possession for over 25 years and am intrigued to see if it has any value
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Customer: I am not sure if the copy I have is an etching or a print.the paper seems very old and has colour to it in parts.the females gowns are like a claret or burgundy in colour unlike the blue that I have seen in other copies
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Can I send photos of the picture?

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
This is my picture
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
This is the rear of the picture

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The Seller of Cupids
La Marchande d'amours

Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet, French, 1731 - 1797. In reverse after a painting of 1763 by Joseph Marie Vien, French, 1716 - 1809. Dedicated to Duc de Cossé, French.

Typically this has writing on the bottom: see: and see also:

The absence of the script below the picture means that it is either an 18th century print that has been trimmed, or a later 19th century one. Either way, these sell for around 150 to 250 pounds from antiquarian print dealers.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you for your answer.have you seen one in red before?I could find one.also I agree.the original is in the Getty museum and earlier versions have the writing along the bottom with a Crest in the middle I think.would a print dealer be able to tell me its age and value?its in poor condition
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I meant to say I couldn't find this print in red..all copies I've seen are either in blue or in reverse in black and white

These were often hand coloured where a lightly printed print would have pigment applied.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I understand there a way to tell which is which.?and would an antique print dealer charge for appraisals or valuations?

If you're offering one for sale, typically dealers can provide free verbal valuations (such as:

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I'm thinking more for insurance purposes.if it's worth nothing there is no point leaving it my will but I have always been intrigued to know its value.thanks for all your help.ill certainly look more in to it.and rate you 5 stars ��

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