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Authenticating the Art of Paul Cézanne

 

 

 

Before you begin an art authentication investigation.

STEP ONE - THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF VIABILITY STUDY

Évaluation préliminaire de la durabilité de l'affaire

 

 

 

 We recommend that before entering into a full investigation of legitimacy or possible attribution of any work of art believed to be by Paul Cézanne, it is essential to consider its viability.

 

 We prefer therefore, to undertake a preliminary, professional pre-authentication assessment of the work in question for clients first.

A vitally important study and advisory which is based upon the images you supply, the details of the work of arts history, provenance and acquisition as is known to you and any previous research or analysis that you may have formerly conducted on it, if there is any.

 

This is an unbiased study, aiming to balance any negative issues against the positive elements there may be that may impede its future successful pursuit.

This a logical and cost effective professional assessment for which there is a modest set fee.

After this, you will be in a far better position to consider the project rationally and assess if it is actually worth undertaking or not.

 

 

Please see our FAQ's which explains this process in detail.

 

 

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UNQUALIFIED CERTIFICATION

A word of caution.

 

  Be very cautious of anyone offering Certificates of Authenticity for any Old or Modern master artists work of art of European origin who are not the ultimate, internationally recognised or legally empowered authority on that artist.

 

 They are quite entitled to give their opinion, that is their right, but ask, is that opinion unanimously considered as absolute and is it any formal guarantee, given by an internationally recognised scholar, or 'the' principal authority on that artist ?á

 Only those recognized by European and International law who are legally empowered to do so can finitely rule on authenticity.

Are they that person?

 Any investigation of legitimacy must be fully evidenced and proven before being presented to that authority formally for consideration and finite underpinning.

 

 

   
   

 

 

 

 Annually, we see dozens of works of art believed to be by Paul Cezanne, with many with nothing atypical about them at all.

Many are unsigned, unprovenanced and with little or no traceable history at all.

But all receive the same level of impartial scrutiny and attention.

 

A CEZANNE CASE STUDIES BELOW

 

 

 

 The French artist Paul Cézanne certainly did not sign or date all of his paintings during his prolific artistic career. Thus making Paul Cezanne art authentication investigations, or confirming positive attributions to him, an extremely tasking job.


 Based upon opinion alone, many paintings believed to be by Paul Cezanne have been summarily dismissed over the years as fakes or forgeries. Alternatively written off as paintings initiated by a Cezanne follower, or an imitator of his style and sometimes previously but wrongly judged as legitimate Cezanne works of art only to be later proven incorrect.


  When you consider opinion alone methodology, it is a questionable approach by todays standards, particularly as we now have the tools available to discover and often prove with forensic expertise and comparative analysis and more diverse academic investigation methods available to us. 

Paul CÚzanne

 

 

 

Missing Cezanne's.

 La Maison Jas de Bouffan in western Aix-en-Provence, France, was the country house of Paul Cezanne's family and his home for many years.

Its environs played an important role in his artistic development with its images captured in many of his lesser known works from that period. In fact, many of these much earlier paintings are missing, presumed burned by Cezanne himself after the death of his mother and the unavoidable sale of the property. But the question remains, were they all destroyed, or are there more lost Cezanne's out there yet to be discovered and proven as legitimate ?

La Maison Jas de Bouffan Cezanne

Cezanne: La Maison Jas de Bouffan

Cezanne oil painting. La Maison du Pendu Auvers-sur-Oise

 

 

< It can be said that Paul Cezanne paintings are easily identifiable by the strong accents and characteristic style that he developed.

 But what of the lesser works? The hundreds of oil studies, drawings and sketches which he produced in his lifetime which do not comply with the norm?

Cezanne oil painting. La Maison du Pendu

Auvers-sur-Oise 

 

 

 

Less typical Cezannes    
     

The Wine Depot, Seen from Rue de Jussieu - Paul Cézanne

The Wine Depot, Seen from

Rue de Jussieu - Paul Cézanne

Cezanne fruit and flowers
Cezanne pencil sketch

Cezanne floral oil painting

Cezanne floral oil painting

 
Cezanne fruit and flowers oil painting
       Cezanne pencil sketch
   

 

 

 At the Freemanart Consultancy, with bases in North America, Europe and the UK, with straightforward access to European archives, we specialize in conducting in depth fine art authentication investigations, expertly preparing the cases for authenticity for clients across the world. Sometimes against authenticity for the legal fraternity, or because individuals are taking litigation against an alleged art fraud.

 As far as art authentication goes, this may be clients considering the delicate matter of future family distribution, or those requiring the underpinning of Cezanne authentication prior to a purchase, or to support the brokerage of their Cezanne painting. All have particular and totally different agendas..

We can certainly assist and advise you professionally if you are in need of serious help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAKE CEZANNES

Fake Cezanne still life by British faker, Tom Keating

 

 

Cezanne fake oil painting
Modern Paul Cezanne forgery . Still life
 

Modern Paul Cezanne forgery? Another Still life, typical of British faker, Tom Keating

 

Cezanne watercolour believed to

be wrongly attributed

Cezanne drawing forgery Landscape.  
Fake Cezanne water colour

 

                                                     

 

Paul Cézanne Case Study

 

 

 Two points here worth remembering with art authentication;

Missing the patently obvious is the first and most important one !

 It can costs a lot of money to go straight into forensic art analysis and commissioning reports. Particularly when it's obvious that it's a patent waste of time right from the start and totally unnecessary to do so!

Frankly unless you have bench mark comparables to work with, forensic analysis tells you little, other than telling us that 'maybe' the materials used were available to the artist?

Not that they are exactly one and the same.

 Here is a "not" Cezanne which the impatient client was certain was right and subsequently commissioned an expensive forensic report from a European laboratory, which of course they happily undertook!


  The signature below is a fake. An addition to the original work of art, added sometime after the painting was first executed.

The fluorescence of Ultra Violet light which makes the signature stand out against the background, is physical testimony to that. As it the fact that the paint from the fake signature actually soaks into cracks (craquelure) on the original painting, yet these facts were ignored by the client.

 

Fake Cezanne Signature

A fake Cezanne signature fluorescing in UV light

 

 

 

 However, what cannot be ignored is the Stencil stamp on the stretcher on the back reading 289 GZ.

 This is a typical identification stamp from a major auction house, who used to follow the practise of stencilling client numbers on the backs of paintings and more importantly keeping records of what they took in for auction, going back a very long way indeed.

 This stencil number corresponds exactly with a shipment of 40 paintings which were submitted for auction in July of 1940 by the British Red Cross Society.

 

 

 All of the works of art were donated by unknown individuals from the UK and elsewhere to the charity, to help raise money for the war effort.  The paintings, including this one was sold on the 25th of October 1940 and none of the landscapes made more than £5 GBP and in 1940 this one had no signature!

At some time after the sale, magically one appeared !

Paul Cezanne died in 1906, a full 34 years before the painting appeared at auction..

 One can easily give an opinion on whether the painting looked like a typical Cezanne or not, but logic and record are undoubtedly the master here.

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BRANCUSI   CONSTANTIN
BOUVARD  - Famile.
CEZANNE PAUL
CHAGALL MARC
CORNEILLE  Guillaume Beverloo
COROT CAMILE
CORTES EDOUARD
CROME JOHN
DE KOONING WILLEM
DEGAS EDGAR
DOU GERRIT
DUFY RAOUL
GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
GRIS JUAN
KHALO FRIDA
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LAM  WILFREDO
LEGER FERNAND
LIEBERMAN  MAX
LOWRY L S
MATISSE HENRI
MALEVICH  KAZIMIR
MIRO JOAN
MONDRIAN   PIET
MONET CLAUDE
MORISOT BERTHE
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RENOIR PIERRE
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TURNER J. M. W.
VAN GOGH VINCENT 
VLAMINCK  MAURICE de
VOUILLARD EDOUARD
CONYERS BARKER
HUGHES Derrick
GAUGUIN INDEXES
KLINE FRANZ
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
PECHSTEIN MAX
ROUALT GEORGE
BUFFET BERNARD
MUNNINGS Sir Alfred James
FRAGONARD Jean Honore
GREUZE  Jean Baptiste
DAUMIER HONORE
KREGTEN FEDOR van
CSALLOKOZI Farkas Lőrinc
EDOUARD MANET
Johannes Molzahn
PAUL KLEE
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