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Antoine Bouvard 1870 - 1955

 

 

 

   Antoine Bouvard fell in love with Venice, its light and architecture, that is obvious. He was amaster at capturing it.Well taught by his mentor, Ruben Santoro. Chosing his target market well for his compositions, the commercial side of him kicked in and he stuck to it all his life.

 Antoine Bouvard was first an architect but also a talented French artist and painter. For many, he was the most highly regarded artist amongst the Venetian genre.   He was also mentor and tutor to both of his artist childern; Noel Bouvard and Colette Bouvard.  They, with their father's commercial eye for an art market still eager to buy Venecian scenes, painted not only in the same manner as Antoine, but even used the same compositions and recorded the same places, much the same as Cortes was doing in Paris. The only discernable difference to the normal man in the street, betweeen father and siblings being qualitative.

 But even Antoine Bouvard Senior varied his quality of painting too.

Urged on by the owner of a Nice gallery to paint more of the same thypes of Ventcian landscapes, canals and back waters, but less expensively, aimed this time at a different niche market. So under the pseudonym of Marc Aldine, more and more works came along from the Bouvard studio.

 Its a complicated puzzle as Eloi Noel Bouvard and Marc Aldine are both different pseudonyms of the French artist Eloi Noel Beraud.

That's also Antoine by birth, if you still follow me?

 So the tourists on the Grand Tour of Europe were a profitable market for Bouvard when they visited Venice and they in turn, over time passed on, houses were cleared and onto the market came the Bouvard souvenirs they bought. Now a very respectable collectible investment indeed

 

 

 

 In 2011 at Christies Auctions in London, 2 paintings by Noel Georges Bouvard - number one son,  Gondoliers before the Rialto bridge and a sister work, came under the hammer with an estimate of £4,000 each. Realising GBP £25,000.00

 For many years from the 70's on, you could buy a respectable Bouvard for a thousand or even less, but even back then I remember seeing many substandard works, including down and out fakes and copies bearing the famous Bouvard name,

hanging on the walls of less responsible provincial art sale rooms.

Armed with a UV black light, time and again an added Bouvard signature placed on an otherwise follower of Bouvard's painting, bounced around in the UV spectrum as if it were added yesterday morning. And it probably literally was!

 So we have a conundrum for Bouvard buyers, Bouvard collectors and just plain lovers of Bouvard's works. Remember they all signed with just the surname!

 Do you have a legitimate painting by Antoine Bouvard, a painting by Noel Georges Bouvard, a painting by Colette Bouvard, or a work by someone painting in their style with an added name to attract and deceive a buyer? And have you been?

 

 


Gondoliers before the Rialto bridge

Bouvard: Gondoliers before the Rialto bridge

Bouvard fake signature

This is a fake Bouvard signature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noel Bouvard
Collette Bouvard
Venetian Canal in the Evening Sun
Noel Bouvard

Collette Bouvard

 

Antoine Bouvard
Noel Bouvard Santa maria
Canal à Venise by Noel Georges Bouvard
Marc Aldine
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Bouvard fake?
Follower of Bouvard
A good Bouvard Fake
Poor Bouvard fake, but good enough to deceive
Someone trying to be Bouvard

 

The common denominator, all are signed BOUVARD....

 

  

 

 

 

Authenticating  the Art of Antoine Bouvard -

 

Before you begin any Bouvard painting authentication investigation:

 

* Before entering into a full investigation of the legitimacy of a work of art you believe may be by Antoine Bouvard, or a member of the Bouvard family, be it academic, forensic, or as with most cases both, it is essential to know if the project is at all viable and possibly provable.

Much as you would need to know if you were taking a legal case to court. Logically, if it is not, you should not attempt it, as the risk of failure is too high.

 So Freemanart, with bases in Europe to effect closed archive research effectively and responsibly, always prefer to make a preliminary, vital professional pre-authentication assessment for clients first. One based upon the images you supply, the details and dimensions and the items known history and provenance.

This is a logical and cost effective professional assessment and advisory for which there is a modest set fee.

 

Please see our FAQ's which explains the process in detail.

 

 

modern fake

Is this Bouvard? Which?

 

 

 

   
   
   

 

 

 

 

EXPERT IN THE FINE ART OF AUTHENTICATION

Expert de l'oeuvrede Bouvard

 

The Freemanart Consultancy specialise in art authentication investigations and have experts who specialise in French Post Impressionism and in particular the paintings of Antoine Bouvard aka Marc Aldine and the Bouvard family - Noel Bouvard and Colette Bouvard.

We are specifically here to assist you with the pursuit of the truth and confirmation in all Bouvard art authentication issues.

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