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Picasso etchings

From: Jayne Holt <jayne>
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2003
One of my clients owns a pair of etchings by Picasso.  They are both
depictions of female nudes.  She has not yet given me the dates.
Both are signed and numbered by the artist.

I am trying to identify the signature medium.  In both etchings, the
signature color has apparently changed.  For the first etching, the
signature is now a faint red.  The owner claims that it was a much
darker red when she originally bought it many years ago.  The
signature on the second etching has no color at all.  The signature
is visible as a tan discoloration with a hard, glossy surface.

Does anyone have any ideas what this material might be?

Jayne Girod Holt


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