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

Cornelius David Krieghoff

Cornelius Krieghoff

DUTCH / CANADIAN 1815 – 1872

 

 

 

 The  Canadian pioneer artist Cornelius David Krieghoff, along with Paul Kane and Paul Peel, are arguably Canada’s most celebrated and many believe, most noteworthy of all 19th century artists the Dominion has had. They also amount to being two amongst the most valuable Canadian artists.

 Krieghoff is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and the Canadian life outdoors, particularly in the winter. But Krieghoff is known to have painted a number of variants and copies of his most popular subject matter (ie: Running the toll gate).

 

 Worthy of note, some serious concern and caution, is that the notorious British faker of paintings, Tom Keating, admitted to having painted hundreds of fake Krieghoff paintings in his illustrious career. None of which have been recovered to this day. With undoubtedly, many clearly making their way into private collections and Canadian Galleries across the Dominion.

TOM KEATING

 

Keats writes of Kreighoff:

 

" A Dutch artist working in Quebec City in the 1850s, Krieghoff produced thousands of diminutive farm and tavern scenes, many of which were bought as souvenirs by British soldiers. Historians came to value them for their detailed documentation of Canadian customs. Collectors coveted them for their decorative charm. Dealers delighted in their escalating prices, reaching into the thousands of pounds by the 1950s. Keating appreciated them for Krieghoff’s skilful depiction of “jolly little Brueghelesque figures” and for the fact that Krieghoff “did so many versions of the same picture” – to which hundreds more could and would be added over the following decade.

 

 In recent years, an ever growing number of works of art including paintings bearing the name Cornelius Krieghoff 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 Cornelius Krieghoff 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. 

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 We are international fine art consultants and investigators with bases also 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. We 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.

  Many years ago I had the priviledge of being invited to the Sobey Mansion, now the Crombie House, home of the Crombie Collection of Canadian Art to examine their collection and was taken by the vast array of Krerighoff paintings that adorned the dining room walls.

 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 Cornelius Krieghoff 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.

 

Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
Chief Red Jacket of Caughnawaga
Oil on canvas
Signed and on verso inscribed "NJ 800"
Sold CAD $18,750.00
Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
Quebec Farm
Signed and dated ‘C Krieghoff / Quebec 1856’
Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £60,000.00 - £80,000.00
Sold GBP £194,500.00
Cornelius Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
Krieghoff, Cornelius Trappers on the Frontier
Signed 'C. Krieghoff'
Oil on canvas
USD $90,500.00
     
Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
VISITORS IN WINTER
Signed and dated 1854
Oil on canvas Sold CAD $221,000.00
Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
A PRIVATE CONVERSATION
Oil on canvas
Sold CAD $88,750.00
Cornelius David Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
HABITANT Oil on canvas
Sold CAD $12,000.00
     
Attributed to Cornelius Krieghoff 1815 – 1872
Napoleon in a horse ridden carriage
Oil on canvas
Sold EUR €2,750.00
CIRCLE OF CORNELIUS DAVID KRIEGHOF 1815 – 1872YOUNG LADY ON A HORSE BY WATER TROUGH
Oil on board Bears signature C. Krieghoff and P. Wouwerman
Estimate CAD $1,200-$1,500
Sold CAD $2,172.00

AFTER CORNELIUS DAVID KRIEGHOFF

1815 – 1872 THE RIVER ROAD OIL ON CANVAS
BEARS SIGNATURE AT QUEBEC
Estimate CAD $700-$1,000
Sold CAD $5,520.00

     

 

 

 

 

MANNER OF CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
Description
Indian Encampment
oil on canvas
bears signature & dated 1853

Price Realized 819.00 CAD

Attributed to Cornelius Krieghoff (1812-1872)

A Winter's Day bears signature 'C. Krieghoff' oil on canvas

Price: US$3,000 - US$5,000 Not Sold

Cornelius Krieghoff 1815-1872 Dutch Canadian Oil Landscape painting of habitant winter scene; oil on canvas; framed; signed and attr. Cornelius David Krieghoff (1815-1872) on lower right corner. Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
     

 

 

 

 

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.

 

OF CORNELIUS KRIEGHOF

 

 

 

 

 

Is this the hand of Cornelius Krieghoff ?

 

 This fairly recently discovered Krieghoff painting, executed on paper (a watercolour painting) has seemingly been trimmed from its original format which, by the curve that's left in the bottom left hand side could have been either oval or circular in format.

 The Krieghoff's provenance dates it from well over 100 years ago. The senior owner of the Krieghoff painting, now an octogenarian, remembers it as a child in the family home and was told by her mother many years ago, that the Krieghoff was`a wedding gift to her!

If this were to prove legitimate, this Krieghoff would be worth a small fortune.

 

The recently discovered Krieghoff landscape painting

Krieghoff painting

Krieghoff landscape painting

A typical Krieghoff landscape painting

 

© David Freeman

 

 

 

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