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If you need to request images or permission to publish, please refer to our Reproductions and Permissions page. We have also compiled a Copyright Research Guide to assist you with your copyright questions.

The Getty cannot provide appraisal or authentication services for works of art. The Research Library has provided some resources that may help you with this type of query:

Appraisals Research Guide
Artists' Signatures Research Guide
Artists' Biographies Research Guide

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