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Investigating the Authenticity and Attributions of works of art believed to be by;

Luis Egidio Meléndez

(B.Naples 1716–1780 Madrid)

Spanish

 

 Luis Meléndez plans as an artist was to become a portrait and figure painter, but he had a short lived career and only painted about 100 known paintings and an unknown quantity of miniatures. Though today he is regarded as the leading Spanish still life painter of the 18th century.

 Lost or newly found major paintings are rare and seldom appear on the art market, but yet may. But many can be and are misattributed, either mistakenly or deliberately by those of that persuasion...So it is very important to be able to distinguish between those works actually executed by an artist such as Luis Meléndez, compared to those 'claiming' to be by him, or rather that we are told are by him.

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 As an international specialist fine art consultancy, with bases in the UK and Europe, we have been confidentially serving both private individuals and corporate clients around the world for over 45 years. In so doing, investigating both single works of art and complete collections for clients and conducting in-depth authentication and legitimacy investigations and inquiries, as well as full academic and forensic investigations and multilingual archival research into the origins of all old master works of art from different geographical regions and periods. We also scrutinize and research the provenance and ownership lineage.

 We are able to assist and advise you in all fine art related matters, particularly issues of authenticity and attribution, including the works of Luis Meléndez, his circle and workshop, or those of his followers, or any works of art that you are keen to learn about.

 Some various example works of art associated with this name appear below as illustrations. 

Note: No inference is made, nor is it intended as to the question of legitimacy here. Moreover these are an across the board representational view of the differing types of works that are and may in the future be offered and advertised for sale at auction internationally.

 

 

 

Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid)

Arbutus berries on a plate, apples, a wood barrel and bread rolls on a wooden table

Signed with initials 'L.M.z' Oil on canvas
Estimate USD 1,500,000.00 - 2,000,000.00
Sold USD $4,039,500.00

Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid)

Oranges, nuts, spices, boxes of sweetmeats, a jug and a cask on a table Signed and inscribed in monogram 'L.M.z C A' Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £2,000,000.00 - GBP £3,000,000.00
Sold GBP £3,513,250.00

Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid)

Pears on a plate, a melon, plums, and a decorated Manises jar with plums on a wooden ledgeSigned with initials 'L.M.z.'
Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £450,000.00 - GBP £650,000.00
Sold GBP £1,125,250.00

Luis Meléndez. An earthenware pitcher and copper pail, with a bread roll, figs, quinces and cherries on a stone ledge
Signed with monogram ‘L.M’
Oil on canvas
Sold GBP £698,500.00

Luis Meléndez
An earthenware pitcher with pears and plums on

a wooden table ledge Signed with initials 'L. M.'
Oil on canvas
Sold GBP £336,650.00

Bodegón con manzanas, uvas, peras, pan, jarra y vaso de cristal  (Still life with apples, grapes, pears,bread, jar and glass cup)With inventory number ang. inf. izq: "198" Oil on canvas
Sold EURO 232,250.00
Follower of Luis Meléndez
Ham, eggs, cloves of garlic, bread, terracotta pots and a frying pan on a wooden ledgeWith initials 'L.MZ' Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £2,000.00 - GBP £3,000.00
Sold GBP £22,800.00

Circle of Luis Meléndez
Eggs, lettuce, a jug, a bowl of lettuce and a fork

on a table Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £4,000.00 - GBP £6,000.00
Sold GBP £12,925.00

Manner of Luis Meléndez
A jug, a saucepan and a glass bottle on a partly draped table Oil on canvas
Sold GBP £3,760.00
Oil painting allegedly by Luis Egidio Melendez (Napoli, 1716 - Madrid, 1780). Still Life with Watermelon and pears. 39x48,5, oil paint on canvas Attribution from metal plaque on frame 500,00 €
Follower of Luis Melendez Still life with peeled lemon, wine glass and over-turned tankard, bears a signature on reverse, oil on canvas

Price realised: £493.00  US$860.00

Follower of Luis Meléndez An earthenware jug, a basket with a white table-cloth, a pewter lid, a wooden spoon and pears on a wooden table ledge oil on canvas

Price realised: £8,225  US $13,355

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Authentication Investigation

 

   The duration and the direction of any authenticity investigation or inquiry into 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

   L'évaluation de pré-authentification. La evaluación previa a la autenticación

 

 

 We strongly advise clients before embarking on a full investigation of legitimacy or an artist or studio attribution inquiry, that it is wise to have an impartial preliminary assessment conducted first. One made to balance any issues that may be present that could make the longer term exercise unviable.

 This is a professional advisory service we provide, based upon the images you supply, the full details of work of arts acquisition, its history and provenance as is known to you, along with sight of any documentation, previous research or analysis that you may have had formerly conducted.

You should then have a far better understanding of both the prospects or any pitfalls we may face, before making a decision. This is a logical and cost effective professional review for which there is a modest set fee.

 

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A WORK OF ART DESCRIPTOR AND TERMINOLOGY

  *It is very important to clearly understand the auction terms that are commonly used in any published descriptor and to be cautious of works that may just be created in the manner of the artist, or those which could be variants of the artists works of art that bear a signature or monogram. In this case as if they were defining the creations of; Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid) and his school and studio.

 

  •  Where the name, Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid) is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as, Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid) including his dates to be specific, then in their qualified and professional opinion, they are in no doubt. It is a genuine and authentic item and one painted by that artist. This is usually fully qualified by its inclusion in any catalogue raissone, or by the guarantee of the opinion given by the appropriate and internationally recognized expert authority on the artist.
  •  When Luis Meléndez (Naples 1716-1780 Madrid) is the term used, or it is similarly defined as 'Attrib. to ' [abbreviated,] or Attribué à, 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 that it 'possibly' may be by him.
  •  But if the term Luis Meléndez - circle of, entourage, or “Circle of Luis Meléndez ” is specifically used, then in their opinion, it is a work only of the period of the artist, but showing their influence. Or by someone closely associated with the artist, BUT not necessarily by their pupil or student.
  •  When the name is given thus; Painted in the “Style of Luis Meléndez ” or “Follower of Luis Meléndez is used, this means that in their opinion it is a work of art executed only in the artist’s way, their 'style', but not necessarily by a pupil. Yet it may be a contemporary, or nearly a contemporary of the artist.
  •  If the phrase in the “Manner Luis Meléndez 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 as named.
  •  When the term “After….Luis Meléndez "; 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 or another artist/ printmaker.
  •  Signed - Luis Meléndez ; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Luis Meléndez ” 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, Luis Meléndez is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Luis Meléndez /date/or inscription” Then in 'their opinion,' either the signature / date / or inscription is spurious, forged or has been added by someone else other than the artist.

 

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

 



 

 

 

 

 

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