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What is a Remarque?

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What is a Remarque?

Definition: (noun) - A remarque is a small, personalised drawing or symbol that an artist adds (near his or her signature) on a print. The presence of a remarque increases the print's value.

Initially, remarques were remarks made, in pencil, that identified the various stages a printing plate went through while being finalized. Whistler pioneered making remarques desirable to collectors, particularly in the case of his "butterfly" mark.

Nowadays, a remarque is primarily a "value-added" option for print collectors - meaning: You can have an artist's remarque added to your printed edition.

Pronunciation: reeĀ·mark

Also known as artist's mark

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