Beware of watercolours that are actually photocopies

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    Apparently Lenkiewicz used to take (high quality) photocopies of his watercolours, either for his own records or to give to the models.

    I was told a salutary tale yesterday of somebody (described as "somebody who ought to know better") who mistook one of these as an original. The truth was only brought to their attention when they showed it to the person who had actually sold the original 😮

    There was no suggestion that the person was deliberately conned, just that as items pass from owner to owner (through a mixture of private sales, auctions, etc.), so the detail of their origin can become a little blurry. Before you know it, the unframed 'print' picked up cheaply at a fleamarket has become a well-framed and priceless family heirloom!

    The moral to this story?

    I guess it's simply to be aware that these photocopies exist, and, as always, make sure you know what you are buying.

    Has anybody seen one of these photocopies? If so, what is the quality like? Is it really that easy to mistake them for originals?

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