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Investigating the Authenticity of Paintings and art works believed to be by or Attributed to;


Hans Hoffmann

(Nürnberg um 1530-1591/92)

German Alte Meister

Dürer Renaissance a painter of the city of Nuremberg

 

 

 One of the best-known imitators of Dürer's works, in particular of his animal studies.

 

 Clearly there is no necessity at all for a repeated biography of the life of Hans Hoffmann here, it has been very well documented by other authors. However, inevitably, because of his stature and the values of works of art available today, the artist will be imitated, as he himself imitated Durer, both by his followers, those in their circle of influence and those with a more nefarious intent. 

 Adding a signature by deletion of a previous one, is a common place fraud and any attempt at such imitation is clearly a deception. Today, paintings can be deliberately faked, or more commonly, misrepresented or misattributed to this hand.
  It must be said, some of the Hans Hoffmann works that do surface will need very serious amounts of research and investigation to be absolutely certain of both the legitimacy or that a previously given attribution, past history or description is sound and can truly be relied upon.

 

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 We are international fine art consultants, authenticity investigators specialising in conducting full investigations into the authenticity of works of art created by artists in all categories, in all regions and from historical eras. We fully scrutinize and track provenance,

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 authentication, legitimacy and the attribution of old and modern master works of art. Including the fine works of Hans Hoffmann, his circle and followers, or any paintings or works of art that you are unsure about.

 Some examples of works signed with that name appear below.  No inference or question is made as to their authenticity, moreover they are a cross the board representational view of the types of works offered for sale at auction internationally, some of which will need to be understood and sometimes specifically need to be fully qualified and authenticated.

 

   

 

     
ATTRIBUTED TO HANS HOFFMANN, CIRCA 1580 attriributed to Hans Hoffmann, circa 1580 ECCE HOMO oil on beech panel 30 1/4 by 24 7/8 in.; 77 by 63.4 cm.

Estimated Price: US$150,000 - US$200,000

Price realised: US $274,000.00

Hans Hoffmann (Nuremberg 1545/50-1591/92 Prague)

A crouching cat watercolour and bodycolour on vellum 9½ x 15 in. (24 x 38.2 cm...

Price realised: £904,000.00  US $1,667,036.00

Hans Hoffmann (Nürnberg um 1530-1591/92 Prag) Ecce Homo – Schmerzensmann als Brustbild zwischen Scherge und Pilatus, um 1580 Öl auf Holz; 56 × 42 cm Rechts oben bezeichnet mit dem Dürer-Monogramm AD und der Jahreszahl 1512 Rückseitig in einer Schrifttype des frühen 17. Jahrhunderts bezeichnet 172 („i7Z“, siehe Gutachten Dr. Rainer Stüwe) Provenienz Versteigerung Sotheby’s, London, 12. Dezember...

Price: €10,000 - €20,000
US$11,026 – US$22,052

     

 

 

Hans Hoffmann, in the manner of
Head representative of the South German painters of the "Postumen Schule Dürers" ADAM AND EVA oil on wood. Duplicated.

Catalog price € 7,500 - 8,000

Follower of Hans Hoffmann
German School, 17th Century
A dead common wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)

Price realised GBP £3,750.00

Description: Attributed to Hans Hoffmann (Nuremberg 1545-1591 Prague) A stag beetle signed (?) with monogram and dated '1.5.7.4' watercolor, bodycolor, heightened with Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

     
     
     


FINE ART AND AUTHENTICITY:

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

 

Authentication: Authentification: Conducting and directing comprehensive investigations and in depth research, with a view to establishing a correct, complete and formally recognized certification of a work of art.

One that is absolutely upheld by the appropriate, legally acknowledged and internationally sanctioned authority, body or expert on that given artist. By directing detailed and often complicated inquiries, with multilingual capability, full international academic research and any 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, quality and condition reports.

 

 

 

 

 

Step one in the Art Authentication and Attribution process.

Hans Hoffmann (Nürnberg um 1530-1591/92)

The Pre-Authentication Assessment.

 

    Before you begin any art 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 elements. You should treat this study as your initial 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 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.

 


 

 

 

ABOUT PAINTING DESCRIPTORS AND AUCTION TERMINOLOGY

Hans Hoffmann (Nürnberg um 1530-1591/92)

 

 

  It is important to clearly understand auction terms that are used in any published descriptor, in order to be cautious of works that may just be painted in the manner of the artist, or even the stylized - would be copies of his works which bear a signature or monogram.

In this case if they were defining the paintings and drawings of the artist Hans Hoffmann:

 

 Where the name, Hans Hoffmann is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as Hans Hoffmann, then in their qualified and professional opinion they are in no doubt, it is the genuine and authentic item, one painted by the artist himself.

When Attributed to Hans Hoffmann, or Hans Hoffmann is similarly written or used as ascribed to or Attrib, [abbreviated,] or ascribed to, then in their opinion it is 'probably' a work by the artist, at least in part. But... there is no guarantee. It is only an opinion.

 When Hans Hoffmann; “School of, or Studio of ….” or “Workshop of Hans Hoffmann " or attelier of Hans Hoffmann " is used, this means that in their opinion it is a work executed in the studio of the artist. Possibly by an apprentice or a pupil under the principal artists supervision and guidance.

 But if the term Hans Hoffmann circle of, or “Circle of Hans Hoffmann” is specifically used, then in their opinion, it is a work only of the period of the artist, but showing his influence, or someone closely associated with the artist, BUT not necessarily by his pupil or student.

 When the name is given thus; Painted in the “Style of Hans Hoffmann ” or “Follower of Hans Hoffmann is used, this means that in their opinion it is a work of art executed only in the artist’s way, his 'style', but not necessarily by a pupil. Yet it may be contemporary, or nearly contemporary of the artist.

 If the phrase in the “Manner of Hans Hoffmann is used or is defined….” then in their opinion it is also only a work painted in the style of the artist, but of a later date and definitely not by the artist himself.

 When the term “After….Hans Hoffmann "; is the term used, then in their opinion it is a copy (made at any date) of an authentic and original work by the artist. This also applies to prints made 'after' an original work of art either by the artist himself or another artist/ printmaker..

Signed - Hans Hoffmann ; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Hans Hoffmann ” Then in their opinion the work has been signed/dated/or inscribed by that specific artist. The addition of a question mark ? however, indicates a strong element of doubt.

 When the term 'bears signature', is used or the name, Hans Hoffmann is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Hans Hoffmann /date/or 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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