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Investigating the Authenticity of Works of art believed to be by or attributed to

Raoul Dufy

Born on 3 June 1877, in Le Havre, France,

Painter - Best remembered as a devoted follower of Fauvism,

 

 

  Raoul Dufy's colourful and vibrant watercolours have always captured the very essence of France and the French way of life during the early 1900's. But with Dufy's popularity surging as he brought to life images of the Cote D'Azur and the Riviera, yachting scenes and colourful regattas, horse racing and socialite parties, his paintings values have risen incredibly, bringing with it an influx of Dufy forgers and fakers, intent on making a killing by introducing effective and convincing Raoul Dufy fakes and forgeries onto the open art market.

 In 1967 Elmyr de Hory was exposed for forging works of art claiming to be by Dufy, Picasso and Derain. Then Britain's Tom Keating openly admitted to creating a plethora of Raoul Dufy fakes, as did John Myatt more recently. So to the Frenchman Geert Jan Jansen who faked dozens, both watercolours and oil paintings claiming to be by Dufy too.

  In recent years an ever growing number of paintings bearing the name Raoul Dufy have been sold  in major auctions around the world and as the values of works of art by him consistently climb ever higher, there is an ever greater need for confirmation of legitimacy. So it would follow, that any works of art that do surface from the mists of time, will require both a comprehensive and thorough investigation of their backgrounds and authenticity. Or similar scrutiny made for confirmation that any previously given attribution is correct and that any description of a work of art seemingly by Raoul Dufy can truly be relied upon.

 With such very high values of his paintings prevailing in the art market and the demand, even for modest works by collectors, then attempts at imitation by forgery and at all different levels is an obvious but sad consequence.

 Apart from copyist faking, one of the  simplest ploys adopted by those intending to deceive, is to add a signature or monogram to an otherwise anonymous work. Apply a forged studio stamp, or a new and persuasive inscription or gallery label to a picture and the deception is set..

It need only to be one of a vaguely similar nature or style to that of the artist that is claiming to be by and there are usually many followers and student of the arts emulators creating product that is similar.

This is the most common form of criminal deception that we see.

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 We are international fine art consultants and investigators based in the UK, specialising in conducting full investigations into the authenticity of works of art created by artists in all categories, from all regions and historical eras. Scrutinize and track provenance and have been confidentially serving and advising 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 authenticity and the attribution of any old or modern master works of art, including the works of Raoul Dufy, his circle, studio, or followers, or any works of art that you are unsure about.

Some example works of art appear below as illustrations. Note: No inference is made nor is it intended as to the question of their legitimacy. Moreover they are an across the board representational view of the differing types of works that are and may be offered and advertised for sale at auction internationally.

 

     

RAOUL DUFY (1877-1953) Voiliers et barques

dans le port signé 'R. Dufy' huile et traces

d'encre sur toile. SOLD EUR 1,913,000.00

Raoul Dufy (1877-1953)
Régates à Cowes signed 'Raoul Dufy'
oil on canvas
  SOLD GBP £1,328,750.00
Raoul Dufy  1877 - 1953
FETE A SAINTE-ADRESSE Signed Raoul Dufy
Oil on canvas SOLD. $3,144,000.00 USD

 

 

     

Raoul Dufy (Attributed)-Water color on paper

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

 

RAOUL DUFY (FRENCH, 1877–1953) SAILBOATS -Watercolor on paper laid on cardboard, signed,

dated and titled 'Raoul Dufy 1933 Deauville,. Provenance: Estate item from Gentleman from Biltmore on Palm Beach Island

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

RAOUL DUFY FRENCH 1877-1953 The Promenade Overlooking the Bay of Angels

( La Baie des Anges ) Nice, France, watercolor on paper, 11 1/8 x 14 7/8 in (28.3 x 37.8 cm), PROVENANCE: Gallery label verso , Gallerie Van Leer, Rue de Sein, Paris

Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000

 

 

 

  It's quite easy to mistake a Dufy print for an original watercolour if you have believe the story you have been told by your family all your life.

Take this rarely seen Dufy work. A Chateaux entrance, for example, believed for years to be an original Dufy painting.

   

Le Haras du Pin: Raoul Dufy

Le Haras du Pin

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 It's not until you enlarge part of the signature area does this give its real identity away.

Some straightforward research and we can now identify the original painting as being the one on the right called;

Le Haras du Pin, Normandy. First painted by Dufy in 1936 and many times between 1930 -39.
It is an image of one of the oldest and best known stud farms in France and the original is currently housed in the Baltimore Art Gallery.

     

Here yeou can see the the secret hidden signature of a commercial Lithograph made using photographic technology.

Paint sits on top of a canvas or soaks into the paper, not does not change itself into dots or lines as in the picture above right.

Unfortunatelty for ithe pictures owner, this scotches the family myth. It is a vintage Lithograph that was printed by the United States Printing and Lithograph Company -New York Graphical Society Ltd. Greenwich, Connecticut. in 1945 and was priced at $18.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Authentication

 

 

 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 quality 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.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT A WORK OF ART DESCRIPTOR AND ITS TERMINOLOGY

 

 

  *It is important to very clearly understand the auction terms that are 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 the British artist Raoul Dufy (1877-1953).

 

  •  Where the name, Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as Raoul Dufy , including his dates, 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 Attributed to Raoul Dufy is used, or it is similarly defined as 'ascribed to' or '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.
  •  But if the term Raoul Dufy - circle of, or “Circle of Raoul Dufy ” 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 Raoul Dufy ” or “Follower of Raoul Dufy 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 of Raoul Dufy 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….Raoul Dufy "; 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 - Raoul Dufy ; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Raoul Dufy ” 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, Raoul Dufy is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Raoul Dufy /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.

 

 

 

 

Some Raoul Dufy Fakes and Forgeries

Dufy fake Regatta watercolour.

Signed of course!

Raoul Dufy, Casino At Nice 1938, by John Myatt,

As is this

Dufy fake whatever it is ???

 

 

 

 

OTHER ART AUTHENTICATION EXPERTISE LISTED BY ARTIST

 

       
APPEL KAREL
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
KIRCHNER  ERNST LUDWIG
LAM  WILFREDO
LEGER FERNAND
LIEBERMAN  MAX
MATISSE HENRI
MALEVICH  KAZIMIR
MIRO JOAN
MONDRIAN   PIET
MONET CLAUDE
MORISOT BERTHE
PISSARRO CAMILLE
POPPELMANN PETER
REMBRANDT VAN  RIJN
RENOIR PIERRE
REYNOLDS JOSHUA
ROUSSEAU THEODORE
SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE FRANK
TITIAN / TIZIANO
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
Francisco José de GOYA
Albert MARQUET
de CHIRICO
AMOS CASSIOLI  

 

 

 

 

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