The following are examples of the terminology used in
poster sales. Please note that all statements and terms are subject to
the provisions of the Conditions of Sale.
1. (Artist) This indicates that the work, in our best judgment, is by the
named artist. No unqualified statement as to authorship is made or
2. After (Artist) In our best judgment, a copy of a
known work by the artist.
If there is a generally accepted title for the lot, that title is given at
the beginning of the description. If the work does not have a title or the
title is not known to us, a descriptive title is given.
When possible, the standard catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work is
cited in parentheses after the title.
Unless otherwise noted, the impression is, in our best judgment, the only
published state of the print.
If not included in the catalogue, the date may sometimes be found in the
cited cat-alogue raisonné.
Within pratical limitations of available information, we attempt to
represent fully the relevant information as to the extent of edition or
editions of a particular print.
1. Signed: The signature is, in our opinion, the signature of the artist.
2. Bears the signature: has a signature which, in our opinion, might be
the signature of the artist.
H. Quality and Condition
Within practical limitations, we attempt to characterize the general
quality and condition of the print. This is done as a guideline to
prospective bidders; however, clients are advised to inspect all prints
personally as condition defects and quality of impressions are often a
matter of personal judgment. Please note that this ser-vice is subject to
Paragraph 8 in the Conditions of Sale.
Prints are sold in the frames and/or mats in which they are received.
Galleries assume no responsibility for their condition nor for their
conformity to art conserva-tion standards.
Measurements are taken from the platemark in the case of etchings and
engravings and record maximum dimensions of the image of woodcuts,
lithographs and serigraphs. Height precedes width, in inches and in