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How good is the quality?

Quality, first, refers to the image itself. Is it one of the artist's better works or one of his poorer ones? Is it really well done (or is it really weak), no matter who did it? In prints, quality also refers to the fineness of the impression and the physical condition of the paper, really a way of estimating how close the particular impression comes to the way the artist wanted it to look, or at least the best the artist was able to make it look. In older prints, the earlier the impression, the better the condition of the plate, hence, all other things being equal, the better the impression quality. Condition is virtually self-explanatory; an undamaged print is better than a damaged one; a small damage is acceptable (particularly on old prints) whereas a large damage generally is not.