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French Art Authentication and Attribution Investigations

Experts en authentification et en attribution d'œuvres d'art:

École française de Barbizon Art et Tableaux de Fontainbleau

French  Barbizon School Art and Paintings of Fontainbleau

 

 

"We should all realize that we can only talk about the bad forgeries, the ones that have been detected;

the good ones are still hanging on the walls."

Theodore Rousseau

 

 

  Some 35 miles to the south of Paris lies the town of Barbizon and around it, the Forest of Fontainbleau. Once the hunting ground of kings, it soon drew the attention of history making artists who embraced their native landscape amongst its shadows. Artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Claude Monet and that started the whole movement:

 It was here in Barbizon that, following in their footsteps, the French artists Théodore Rousseau, Jean-François Millet and Charles-François Daubigny, founded a movement called - L'École de Barbizon, ( the Barbizon school.) And soon the list of artistic names painting here in and around Fontainbleau simply grew and grew.

  Other members of the Barbizon group of painters included; Jules Dupré, Constant Troyon, Charles Jacque, Narcisse Virgilio Díaz de la Pena, Pierre Emmanuel Damoye, Charles Olivier de Penne, Henri Harpignies, Paul-Emmanuel Péraire, Gabriel-Hippolyte Lebas, Albert Charpin, Félix Ziem, François-Louis Français, Émile van Marcke and Alexandre Defaux.

 This stormy landscape to the right by Théodore Rousseau, is typical of his dark and sombre painting style and many artists similarly followed suit.

 

Charles Daubigny soleil-couchant-sur-loise
Henri Joseph Harpignies - Vue d'un village
Charles Daubigny soleil-couchant-sur-loise
Henri Joseph Harpignies Vue d'un village
Diaz de la Pena - La ramasseuse de bois
     

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Authentication

 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, regions and historical eras. We scrutinize and verify provenance and have been confidentially serving and advising both private individuals and corporate clients from around the world for over 45 years.

 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.

 

 

 

Charles Jean Georget - Eventide Fontainbleau

Félix Ziem (1821-1911)

"Cerf dans la forêt de Fontainebleau".

Charles Jean Georget - At Eventide Fontainbleau

'Jeune cerf dans la forêt de Fontainbleau.'

The Return Constant Troyon, undated

 

Authentification de l'école Barbizon

 Other Barbizon and Fontainbleau painters that associated themselves with the Barbizon Fontainbleau region were:

Camille Flers, Charles Emile Jacque, Leon-Victor Dupre, Antonio Fontanesi, Antonio Fontanesi Italian Painters. The American Painters William Morris Hunt, Hamilton Irving Marlatt, Alexis Jean Fournier and Henry Ward Ranger, Jules Jacques Veyrassat, Paul Desire Trouillebert, Charles Jean Georget and Frédéric Bazille, Richet and Jules Dupre all painted here.

 

 

 

French Artist Authentication Links

BOUVARD  - Family CEZANNE Paul
PISSARRO Camille RENOIR Pierre
DUFY Raoul LEGER Fernand
COURBET Gustave DERAIN Andre
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC Henri de DAUMIER Honore
FRAGONARD Jean Honore ROUAULT George
MONET Claude ROUSSEAU Theodore
MARTIN Henri GUILLAMIN Armand
CAMOIN Charles LHOTE André
BONNARD Pierre METZINGER Jean
VLAMINCK  Maurice de MARQUET Albert
PENA Díaz de la KISLING Moise
REDON Odilon
LUCE Maximilien PICABIA Francis
SEURAT Georges DELAUNAY Robert
LEBASQUE Henri VALTAT Louis
CORBUSIER Le ZADKINE Ossip
SIGNAC Paul VERNET Claude Joseph
MIGNARD Pierre CHARDIN Jean Baptiste Simeon

 

 

 

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