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Investigating the Authenticity and Attribution of Paintings and Drawings believed to be by or attributed to;

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi - Caravaggio

(Italian 1571-1610),

 

 

 Caravaggio's works are some of the most stunning paintings you will ever see. His use of chiaroscuro, dark shadows highlighting his highly illuminated figures was his forte and for such a tormented man, so easily angered, violent and unpredictable, it is surprising that Caravaggio produced works of art that are both deeply human and intensely religious. During his short life, he created an almost theatrical style that was for some as shocking as it was new and inventive.

 He is widely copied and has been for centuries, making it difficult to ascertain what is actually his own work, an imitators or a misattribution.

There was no attelier as such as most artists had, so no students or assistants to be confused with. However, the style and subject matter is easily confused as you will see and his circle of influence extremely wide.

 We are international fine art consultants specializing in conducting full investigations into the authenticity of works of art created by all artists, in all categories, from all regions and historical eras. Confidentially serving both private individuals and corporate clients from around the world for over 45 years, we can assist and advise you in all fine art related matters, particularly issues of authenticity, legitimacy and attribution of old and modern master works of art. Including the works of Caravaggio and his circle, or paintings or works of art that you are unsure about.

 

 



After Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

"The Lute Player-1597" Sold for $13,000

Manner of Michelangelo Caravaggio late 18th/19th Century - The Lute Player, oil on canvas

£26,200

 

Antiveduto Grammatica (Italian, 1571–1626)

An Allegory of Music - Active Rome

£350,000


The Lute player, Caravaggio painted by the artist for his patron Cardinal Francesco Del Monte: Hermitage

It exists in 3 versions, each slightly different

Caravaggio lute player, Wildenstein collection. Met

a variant of a composition in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, that belonged to Del Monte’s friend Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani.

Badminton House  Carravaggio Lute Player.
 

After Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio (1571-1610) Continental School 18th/19th century-'The Card Sharps', large scale oil on canvas, bears an indistinct signature bottom left Price realised: £18,750


The Card Sharps, Carravaggio, was stamped on

the back with the seal of Cardinal del Monte and inventoried among his possessions after his death in 1627. Kimbell Art Museum

Follower of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 'The Cardsharps', oil on relined canvas, £2,200.00
A considerable number of copues of this painting were made by followers of Caravaggio during the 1600's and on, resulting in confusion and of course, dispute.

Estimate: R € 100.00 Final price: € 67.00
Charcoal drawing by Frobenius n. Caravaggio, around 1900. 23.5 x 30.7, p. 33 x 39 cm. Titled u. bez. "Frobenius fecit".

Card-players, after Caravaggio

 

 

 

 

  Though both the duration and direction of any old master attribution investigation will naturally vary from project to project, there are well defined responsibilities, areas of scrutiny and formalities that we can assist you with professionally, including:

 

Authentication:  Conducting and directing comprehensive investigations and in depth research, with a view to establishing a correct, full and formally recognized certification of a work of art. One absolutely upheld by the appropriate, legally acknowledged and internationally sanctioned authority, body or expert on that given artist.

Directing detailed and complicated inquiries with multilingual, international academic research and any forensic applications.

 

 Attribution:  Identifying and confirming the identity of a previously anonymous artist, studio or workshop from which a work of art most likely originated. Including the re-examination and investigation of a previous attribution which may be incorrect, or the scrutiny of an attribution that has been formally questioned or doubted.

 

 Confirmation:  Undertaking research and investigations into the legitimacy of the provenance, history and prior ownership of a work of art and establishing its own accuracy.


 Scrutiny:  Identifying fake works of art and forgeries, including any false supportive accompanying documentation and determining works of art which may be studio or later copies, or previous incorrect attributions.

 Prosecution:  Investigating alleged art fraud and forgery and assisting and advising those who are , or may be considering litigating or prosecuting the fact. This includes legal professionals and private clients.

 Attention:  Conducting all fine art related due diligence and duty of care inquiries. Including safe prepurchase or sale related audits and assisting clients in consolidating a well balanced future family distribution.

 

 Appraisal: Valuations, quality and condition reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step one in the Art Authentication and Attribution process.

The Pre-Authentication Assessment

 Before you begin any art authenticity, legitimacy, or any artist attribution investigation, it is more than wise to have an impartial preliminary assessment of the viability of the project conducted first. One made to independently and rationally balance any negative issues there may be against the positive elements. Treat it as your safety net.

 We will be happy to professionally undertake that study for you as a primary safety net, based upon good quaity images that you supply and all the known facts regarding its acquisition, the history and provenance of the work as is known to you.

You will then have a far better understanding of the prospects and pitfalls that could lie ahead.

See our FAQ's for details of the process

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  Avant d'entreprendre une enquête sur l'authenticité d'une œuvre d'art ou l'attribution d'un artiste, il est plus que prudent de procéder à une évaluation impartiale de sa faisabilité. Ceci est fait pour équilibrer indépendamment tous les problèmes négatifs qui peuvent exister contre le positif.

Nous serons heureux d'entreprendre cette étude d'une manière professionnelle pour vous que nous considérons comme votre principal filet de sécurité.
Il sera basé sur les images que vous fournissez et tous les faits connus concernant votre acquisition, son passé et la provenance de l'œuvre telle que vous la connaissez. Vous aurez alors une meilleure compréhension des perspectives et des difficultés éventuelles à venir, avant de prendre une décision.

 

 Spanish flag Antes de embarcarse en cualquier investigación de autenticidad artística o atribución de artista, es más que prudente realizar primero una evaluación imparcial de su viabilidad. Esto se hace para equilibrar independientemente cualquier problema negativo que pueda haber contra el positivo.

Nos complace emprender profesionalmente ese estudio para usted, que consideramos su red de seguridad. Se basará en las imágenes que usted suministre y todos los hechos conocidos con respecto a su adquisición, historia pasada y procedencia del trabajo tal como lo conoce.

Entonces tendrá una mejor comprensión.

 

 

 


 

AUCTION HOUSE DESCRIPTORS

 

 It is important to understand the auction terms used in any published descriptor and be cautious of works that may be painted in the style of the artist or even copies of his works which bear a signature. In this case Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ; Given the first name/s and surname of the artist. In their opinion it is the genuine authentic item, painted by the artist.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Described as “Attributed to ….” That in their opinion it is 'probably' a work by the artist, at least in part.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ; “Studio of ….” or “Workshop of” or "attelier" In their opinion it is a work executed in the studio or workshop of the artist. Possibly by an apprentice or pupil under the principal artists supervision.


Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ; “Circle of ….” In their opinion it is a work of the period of the artist and showing his influence, or closely associated with the artist but not necessarily by his pupil.


Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; In the “Style of ….” or “Follower of ….” In their opinion it is a work of art executed in the artist’s style, but not necessarily by a pupil. But it may be contemporary, or nearly contemporary.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ; “Manner of ….” In their opinion it's a work in the style of the artist but of a later date and definitely not by the artist.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; “After ….” In their opinion it is a copy (made at any date) of an authentic and original work by the artist.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; “Signed…”, “Dated….” or “Inscribed” In their opinion the work has been signed/dated/or inscribed by that specific artist. The addition of a question mark indicates an element of doubt.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; "With signature ….”, “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature/date/inscription” Then in their opinion the signature / date / or inscription is spurious, forged or has been added by someone else other than the artist.

 

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