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    I have a watercolor print of a Paris scene signed in pencil by Marius Girard. The info I have is that he painted in the 1950s and 60s. On the print I have, his signature is on the right and scene discription is on the left. The prints I have seen on eBay have the signature on the left. I would like to know the significance of the signature location. Information please?

  • #2
    Are you saying other the prints of the same watercolor are generally signed on the left side? I'm no expert in prints, but I'm not sure it has any significance.

    If the artist produced all the prints at the same time and signed them in one marathon session, then you'd expect them to be signed the same way, but I'm not sure that's always how it works.

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    • #3
      The Marius Girard prints I have seen on EBay are not the same print that I have. The signature looks identical but just on the opposite side. I always thought artists signed each original the same way?

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      • #4
        Well in Google Images I found cases where Marius Girard works were signed on both sides. Personally I don't see any significance to it.

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        • #5
          Ok. Thanks

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          • #6
            Marius Girard

            After my trip to Paris, I recieved a gift of 2 of Marius Girard works of art from a friend who found it in a thrift shop , one is signed in pencil at the bottom with his name on left & title on right side , the other in water color maybe a marker and it's the opposite, his name is signed on the right & the title is on the left. Below is what I found out about him online


            "Born in Rheims, France, just northeast of Paris; Marius Girard was a prominent painter in the 1950-60's. He became wealthy by doing French postcards and selling them to printing houses to be lithographed and printed in blocks of 100,000. It seems that most of his work was done with watercolors in Paris/Montemarte and that he was even commissioned to do some paintings for the lobby of the Hotel Hilton in Paris.

            Besides that, little to nothing is really known about the artist even though he seemed to be pretty prolific in his time and may still be alive. To us though, it really doesn't matter what their actual value may be since we love the style of the prints. This just goes to show you that the worth isn't always important, as long as you love the art itself. "

            I do love his work and appreciate the gift and intend to enjoy and remembering my awesome trip in the spring of 2010, when the iceland volcano had erupted sending ash over Eroupe, I was stuck there & just kept on sight seeing...lol....always using the eiffel tower as my landmark guide.

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            • #7
              i have black and whites of 3 scenes the tower, arch de triumph and sisteen chaple. all signed. what am i looking at?

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              • #8
                My dad was stationed at Bitburg AFB in 1960. They went to Paris in 1962 for a vacation and she brought back 5 prints. One is a real water color (small) and 4 large water color print (large) They were purchased directly from him. I have had them re-framed and love them.

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                • #9
                  My dad was stationed at Bitburg AFB in 1960. My parents went to Paris in 1962 for a vacation and she brought back 5 prints. One is a real water color (small) and 4 large water color print (large) They were purchased directly from him. I have had them re-framed and love them.

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                  • #10
                    I own a small Girard watercolor signed on the left and it's beautiful indeed and small but remarkable. Joy for my home in Virginia beach

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                    • #11
                      I just bought two -probably - litographs of Girard at the local fleamarket. I am very happy for knowing who the artist is, because the name was not easy to read. I do not care if they are originals or just prints because I love them.

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                      • #12
                        I have some originals. He was a dear good friend of my great uncle (U.S.) Selfless man, and extraordinary artist.

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                        • #13
                          I picked up a picture at a thrift shop of Marius Girard it is in a antique gold elaborate frame the signature is on the bottom right and the name on the Left. The picture itself is in various colors. The back is covered in paper but I peeked back the paper and it seems like it's a paint board. I was drawn to this picture as it's lovely I just don't know if it's a lithoghraft or a print, if it's just a colored picture. Can you tell me how I can tell? I would really appreciate the in put

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                          • #14
                            Just bought a Marius Girard Eiffel Tower picture,in fine gold frame,from Oasis recycling shop in Cape Town.Loved the look of it,and my husband being a lithographer by trade,confirmed it a print.Still,dont mind,art evokes a feeling,emotion,mood not value for me.

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