For over four decades, Freemanart confidentially have served and still serve thousands of private individuals and art collectors from around the world, alongside a vast number of international corporate clients.
Our corporate clients include many of the worlds most prominent law firms and law enforcement agencies, who have required expert specialised assistance with the detection of fake art and forgeries and aiding in the practical investigation leading towards the prosecution of art fraud.
Our clientele ranging in diversity from insurers to fine art dealers, major and municipal art galleries, banks to principal auctioneers and the ordinary man in the street.
Proudly our prestigious portfolio of clients include four Royal Households and an incumbent President. With art collectors from the world of film and television, sport, music, entertainment and politics all turning to Freemanart for help and advise investigating & securing authenticity and in researching attribution and art provenance matters.
Upholding a pledge of strict client confidentiality, precluding discussion or the identification of any private individuals or details of their particular cases, some of our Corporate clients may be seen HERE and for a realistic idea of our current and recent investigation subjects, CLICK HERE
The Freemanart Fine Art Consultancy is headed by the eminent art historian, fine art investigator and writer David Freeman. An international fine art consultant & advisor and an academic with over 42 years of professional experience in the world of fine art to share with his clients. Sought after and active in the ongoing pursuit of fine art authentication, artist attribution issues and art fraud and forgery detection, he is an extremely busy fine art expert who heads a formidable team of art experts, art historians, scientists and academics.
To that end, Freemanart undertake and manage all the necessary in depth archival studies, forensic analysis and associated specialist activities for clients pursuing art authentication.
We execute and pursue totally confidential art authenticity projects, conduct far ranging forensic applications and manage international provenance enquiries across the world for our clients. Therefore we fulfil a valuable and unique specialist role in compiling, preparing and finitely presenting each individual case for the final underpinning of authenticity, as is Internationally demanded, recognised and accepted.
David writes extensively on his specialisms and lectures internationally to Universities and Conferences on the subject of art fraud and forgery.
An advisor to both film and television around the world, including the popular television crime series CSI and the BBC's Hustle and a well known and admired key note speaker at major conferences throughout the world, appearing regularly on television in North America.
The Gauguin Index.
Frank Spenlove-Spenlove Les Œuvres complètes
The Complete Works of James Wills 1705 - 1776
The Life and Work of Conyers Barker; The Horizontal Boy, Policing Picasso, When Paths Cross at Fontainbleau, Looking for Leo, The Magic of the Secondary Signatures, Beyond Wildenstein, The Oakum Gate etc.
Creator and author of TV series; Secret Britain, Treasures that Talk and Gathering Dust, he is regarded as an expert in the art of Old and Modern European masters including, J M W Turner, Constable, Gauguin and the Impressionists, with a special interest in Italian Renaissance Old Masters and Florentine art Italian Panel Painting and Altarpieces.
Filming an art based investigative TV Documentary 'A Rich Inheritance', in Eire recently
We are indebted to all the fine people; the Academics - Forensic scientists - Scholars & Subjective Experts around the world who continually assist us in investigation projects.
Administration - North America
Director of Research for Freemanart Canada and Freemanart International.
Also providing specialist skills as our forensic imaging expert.
Antiquarian and an expert authority,
senior consultant & appraiser
of antiques. Expert valuer of ceramics, pottery, porcelain
glass wear, silver, virtue, antique and contemporary furniture.
Senior Consultant. A British expert in ceramics, pottery and porcelain. Henry specialises in British, European, Canadian & American Antiques, Collectibles and antique furniture.
Eminent Senior Consultant, Forensic
Handwriting and signature analyst-Canada and North America
Senior Consultant. Gemologist
and jewellery expert. Specialism: Silver, timepieces, antique and modern jewellery and virtue
Conservator - Expert in fine art restoration and associated
technological conservation services.
IT expert. Specialist in Renaissance research & investigation with a special interest in early works on paper, ancient writings and historical documents.
We are indebted to associate
consultant (Canada) A leading Canadian expert specialising in ceramics, collectibles and general antiques.
We also have a fine ACADEMIC research team working in Italy specialising in Renaissance art.
Commission for Looted Art
COPACEL Confederation of Pulp, Paper, Board and Industry
CASVA - Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Art Loss Register
BAMF - The British Art Market Confederation
The Watermark Archive
Inst. of Conservation
Conway and Witt Lib.
British Art Library Special Collections
Confederation of European Paper Industries
International Council of Museums
Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
|OLD MASTER ART AUTHENTICATION|
|IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART AUTHENTICATION|
|DUTCH & FLEMISH ART AUTHENTICATION|
|RUSSIAN ART AUTHENTICATION|
|SPANISH ART AUTHENTICATION|
|CUBAN ART AUTHENTICATION|
|EXPERTISE BY ARTIST||
|BRANCUSI SCULPTURE - AUTHENTICATION|
|BOUDIN EUGENE AUTHENTICATION|
|CEZANNE PAUL - AUHENTICATION|
|CHAGALL MARC - AUTHENTICATION|
|CONSTABLE JOHN AUTHENTICATION|
|CORNEILLE & COBRA MOVEMENT -|
|CAMILE COROT- AUTHENTICATION A Case Study|
|CORTES EDOUARD - AUTHENTICATION|
|DEGAS EDGAR - AUTHENTICATION|
|DOU GERRIT - AUTHENTICATION|
|DUFY RAOUL - AUTHENTICTION|
|GAUGUIN PAUL - AUTHENTICATION|
|JUAN GRIS - AUTHENTICATION|
|KIRCHNER ERNST LUDWIG|
|MATISSE HENRI - AUTHENTICATION|
|MODIGLIANI AMADEO AUTHENTICATION|
|MONDRIAN PIET - AUTHENTICATION|
|MONET CLAUDE - AUTHENTICATION|
|PICASSO PABLO - AUTHENTICATION||
|PICASSO USA AUTHENTICATION|
|PISSARRO CAMILLE - AUTHENTICATION|
|SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE COMPLETE WORKS|
|J. M. W. TURNER AUTHENTICATION|
|UTRILLO MAURICE - AUTHENTICATION|
|VAN GOGH - AUTHENTICATION||
|VOUILLARD EDOUARD - Art AUTHENTICATION|
|ALL ABOUT FAKES|
|FAMOUS FAKERS FORGERS AND FRAUDSTERS|
|ROGUES GALLERY 1|
|ROGUES GALLERY 2|
|Additional Useful Information Pages|
|History of the Douglas Motorcycle Company|
|Brief History of Stalag VII / A 1939.|
|St Cirq Le Popie - Quercy. France|
|Reverend William Davy, the Printing Parson & the Sinking of HMS Royal George||
Winkleigh Roll of Honour WWI -WWII
|Part 2 - The Bodmin Witch Hunt - Ghosts of Bodmin Jail|
|Part 3 - Bodmin Jail Punishment|
|Part 4 Bodmin Jail Escapes and Executions|
|Ghosts of Bodmin Gaol|
A detailed summary of the services offered by the Freemanart Consultancy and our wide variety of art and antique authentication services follows. Please navigate the buttons at the top of your screen (above) to learn more on each topic.
The clients who rely on Freemanart for advice, often specifically require the authentication of American, Canadian, British and European Art and Antiques. our work load would normally include the appraisal or authentication of oil paintings, watercolours, acrylic paintings, pictures & prints. Etchings, engravings, lithographs and limited edition prints, as well as ceramics, porcelain, pottery, figurines antique furniture and collectibles.
Freemanart also value and investigate rare and antique books, bibles and first editions, alongside maps, photographs, autographs, drawings in pencil, silverpoint, pen and ink and charcoal. Coins, medals, stamps, postcards and private collections of all kinds.
In Canada, England, Europe and the USA, we have expert appraisers, valuers and authentication experts on hand who specifically appraise, value and authenticate works of art for clients on a daily basis. We also offer and conduct Forensic investigation, document, signature and handwriting analysis and investigate fraud and the forgery of works of art and antiques and their provenance both past provenances and or history.
About Freemanart USA: American Art Authentication
In the USA, Freemanart specifically serve the States of; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
We take on a huge amount of art authentication work from New York, California and Florida where authentication and the identification of forgery and fraud in art in particular, is a main concern of clients requiring in the main, Pablo Picasso.
We also take on a huge amount of authentication work from New York, California and Florida, where art authentication and the identification of forgery and art fraud in particular, is a main concern particularly for clients requiring Picasso authentication.
Freemanart Serving the Dominion of Canada.
In Canada we also have Canadian Art and Antiques authentication experts serving the Provinces of: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Labrador, Nunuvit and the Yukon. All of our Canadian Art and Antiques appraisers and valuers are available to assist (either on line or by private appointment,) with the authentication of paintings from all eras including; Old masters, landscapes, marine and still life paintings, religious subjects, icons, portraits, pictures and prints and from all eras including:
15th century, XV, 16th century, XVI, 17th century, XVI, 18th century, XVIII, 19th century, IXX and 20th century, XX. This would naturally include paintings and works of art from the Italian school; the Spanish School, the Flemish school, British and Scottish Schools, French and Russian school, the Dutch and Belgian School, Hungarian and German schools, the Irish school, the Oriental schools, Chinese and Japanese school and including Canadian Art and the American schools such as the Hudson River school and the Canadian Group of Seven.
We also appraise and work on investigations concerning the authentication of African, tribal and Aboriginal art and antiques, including: Indian, Persian, Turkish, Indonesian and South American works.
Freemanart and Australia:
In Australia we advise clients in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Capital Territory. We serve these Australian states as a fine art consultancy, expert in art and antiques appraisals on line, the evaluation and the valuation of art & antiques and the authentication of art including; oil paintings, watercolours, pictures and prints.
As Art and Antiques appraisers specialising in the field of the authentication of paintings, pictures and antiques, we also identify and investigate forgery, including fakes and forgeries of all kinds.
We are specialists in the identification of fake and illegitimate works of art and also forged signatures.
Much of our work load is taken up with the authentication of oil paintings, but we also work on projects with a view to authenticate works on paper such drawings and limited edition prints, particularly those attributed to or after Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
Fakes section archive and specifically covers this subject
with good examples of fake artwork by Picasso
Freemanart are actively seeking works of art, particularly oil paintings by Farkas Lorinc - signed: Farkas Lorinc Csallóközi or Lörinc Farkas who was Hungrian and Fedor van Kregten who was Dutch