on a bottom corner) 125/225. This indicates the piece you
are viewing is the 125th print/edition in a series where 225
prints were published. Also note, the artist who created the
original painting will always sign each print in the
reproduction series personally.
Assuming you are dealing with an honest artist,
gallery and publisher, what the 125/225 also means is
there are only 225 reproductions in this series and no more
will ever be created again. The one you are looking at is
number 125 in the series of 225.
Because the customs of art reproduction are unique
for paintings, sculptures and glass we are going to look at
each one individually.  Since wall art is the standing leader
in the fine art market and it has the broadest variety of
reproduction techniques, we'll once again continue our tour
with paintings.