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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

 

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Investigating the Authenticity of Works of art believed to be by or Attributed to

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

 

 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) was a German Expressionist painter and printmaker who we first became interested in many years ago on a trip to the USA .

 Amongst piles of paintings stacked up in a disused church being used by an art dealer as a storehouse, was a simply framed, rather grotesque looking image bearing an illegible signature at the bottom.  The wood block print it turned out to be was in fact by an important German Expressionist artist called Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and titled; 'The Wife of Professor Goldstein' (Frau Professor Goldstein)

 Goldstein was Kirchner's psychiatrist when he was hospitalized suffering from mental illness during the first World War,. Kirchner was discharged from the army because of a nervous and physical collapse and was committed to Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm’s sanatorium in Königstein near to Frankfurt. Whilst rehabilitating, his doctors encouraged him to continue with his art and create prints of which this was one.

It's new home for posterity, is the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

 

 In recent years, an ever growing number of works of art including paintings bearing the name  Kirchner have been consigned for sale in auctions around the world and as the values of his works of art consistently climb, there is an greater need for the confirmation of legitimacy.

 Works of art that do surface will require both a comprehensive and thorough investigation of their backgrounds and provenance and similar scrutiny given to confirm that any previously given attribution is correct. So too that any description itself of a work of art seemingly by Kirchner can truly be relied upon.

 With such very high values of his paintings prevailing in the art market and the wide demand even for even modest works, then attempts at imitation by forgery and at different levels, from the excellent fakes to the patently foolish, is an obvious but sad consequence. 

 Simple ploys adopted by those intending to deceive, is to add a signature or monogram to an otherwise anonymous work of art, of a similar subject or style that of an artist. Often we see applied forged studio or collector stamps, a new and persuasive inscription, or an added gallery label on the back of a picture and the work itself and need only to be one of a vaguely similar type to that of the artist that is claiming to be by for it to be passed off as legitimate. Bogus provenance and even faked supportive documentation is not unusual.
Signature addition, therefore, is the most common form of criminal deception that we see and its been going on for centuries.

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 We are international fine art consultants and investigators with bases in the UK and Europe, specialising in conducting full investigations into the authenticity of works of art created by artists in all categories, from all regions and historical eras. Scrutinize and track provenance and have been confidentially serving and advising 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 and the attribution of any old or modern master works of art, including the works of Édouard Manet, his circle, studio, or followers, or any works of art that you are unsure about.

 Some example works of art appear below as illustrations. Note: No inference is made nor is it intended as to the question of their legitimacy. Moreover they are an across the board representational view of the differing types of works that are and may be offered and advertised for sale at auction internationally.

 

 

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
MÄDCHEN AUF DEM DIWAN (GIRL ON A DIVAN)
Signed E.L. Kirchner and dated 06 ; Nachlass E. L. Kirchner label with inscription Dre/Ba 6 on the reverse Oil on board Painted in 1906
Sold GBP£3,842,800.00
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
DAS SOLDATENBAD (ARTILLERYMEN)
Signed E. L. Kirchner Oil on canvas
Painted in 1915
Estimate USD $15,000,000.00 - $20,000,000.00
Sold USD $21,975,800.00
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
SCHNEEBERGE MIT SKILÄUFERN, 1928
Signed, dated, titled and stamped Nachlass E.L. Kirchner Da/Aa 61 on verso
Oil on canvas Sold CHF 1,215,000.00
GBP £1,018,212.00
     
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Bildnis des Dichters Frank
Signed 'E.L.Kirchner' Oil on canvas
Painted in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland in 1917
Sold GBP £1,088,750.00
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Blaue Artisten Signed 'E L Kirchner'
Pastel on paper Executed in 1914
Sold GBP £1,082,500.00

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)
Schweizer Bäuerin (Farmer's Wife)
Signed 'E L Kirchner' with the Nachlass stamp and numbered 'K1470 A Da/Ba 9' Watercolour

and brush and India ink on paper
Executed in 1927
Sold GBP £17,500.00

     
IN THE MANNER OF ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER
MODERN STILL LIFE
Oil on canvas laid on cardboard
Unsigned
Estimate USD $2,000.00 - USD $3,000.00
Sold USD $500.00
Attributed to ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER
Oil on canvas
Estimate USD $6,000.00 - $12,000.00
In the manner of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
On paper
Estimate USD $1,500.00 - USD $3,000.00

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - Watercolor On Paper

Estimate US$20,000 - US$25,000

Passed

 

Follower of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880-1938), Untitled (Man and Ballerina), mixed media on paper, bears signature lower left, gallery stamp: "Gallerie Paul Casslier, Berlin"

The Wife of Professor Goldstein

1916 woodcut in black on blotting paper

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Authentication

 

 The duration and the direction of any authenticity investigation or an attribution of a work of art will inevitably vary from project to project. But there are clear and very well defined professional formalities, responsibilities and areas of scrutiny that we can formally assist you with, including:

 

  • Authentication: Authentification:   Conducting comprehensive investigations and in depth research into a work of art with a view to establishing a correct, complete and formally recognized certification. 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 capability, including any international academic research and forensic applications that are required.

 

  •  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 is currently doubted.

 

 

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

 

  •  Scrutiny: Examen minutieux:Identifying fake or faux works of art and forgeries, including any false supportive accompanying documentation and determining works of art which may be studio or later copies, or previously given incorrect attributions.

 

  •  Prosecution: Poursuite: Investigating alleged art fraud and forgery and assisting and advising those who are currently , or may be considering litigating or prosecuting the fact. This includes colleagues who are legal professionals and individual 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: Évaluation - Valuations and condition reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step one in the Art Authentication and Attribution process.

The Pre-Authentication Assessment

 

    Before you begin any authenticity, legitimacy, or artist attribution investigation, it is 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. You should treat this study as a safety net.

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

You will then have a far better understanding of the prospects and indeed the possible 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.

 

We can assist and advise you in all fine art related matters.

 


 


 

 

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