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Vincent van Gogh and the Authentication of his Art

The Fine Art of authenticating the art and paintings of     Vincent van Gogh




Some advice before you begin any van Gogh art authentication investigation.


* Before entering any full investigation into the legitimacy of a work of art which you believe may be by the artist Vincent van Gogh , be it purely academic, forensic or as with most cases, both, it is essential to know if the authentication project is at all viable and thus, even likely that it could be provable.

Much the same as you would need to know if you were taking a legal case to court.

Logically, if it is not, you should not attempt it as the risk of  failure is too high.


 So at Freemanart, we always prefer to make a preliminary, independent and vital unbias professional pre authentication assessment for clients first. This is based upon the images you supply, the full details and the work of art's provenance or known history.

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

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





Fake Poppies by Van Gogh




Poppies an oil painting by Vincent Van Gogh.

Now regarded by some as a fake executed

by a follower and not van Gogh himself.





  Well recorded is the controversy reigning for many years regarding the authenticity of some forty oil paintings previously attributed to the Dutch master artist Vincent van Gogh.


 Believed by some commentators and van Gogh art experts, these works of art may in fact actually have been executed by one of Vincent van Gogh's pupils, perhaps someone within van Goghs circle or even may be deliberately faked variations of Vincent van Gogh's art works. But this is controversial and if so, a fraud effected right back at the turn of the last century.


Art scholars and expert historians alike constantly challenge and raise issues about these van Gogh's and presumably will continue to do so.



 On average and annually, the Freemanart Consultancy who specialise in conducting international art authentication investigations and authenticity procedures, investigate, research and analyse around a dozen or so newly discovered paintings and drawings believed to be by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh for clients around the world.

 Naturally, nearly all of the van Gogh's we investigate have a remarkable story to tell.



 Perhaps the story goes that it's an undiscovered van Gogh bought in a flea market in Amsterdam in the nineteen forties, or a long lost van Gogh found in an old trunk in the attic. Unfortunately, most of these newly found van Gogh treasures can be reliably put down as down and out and relatively new van Gogh fake works of art. Each one solely and deliberately designed to deceive individuals to profit by the art fraud.

Additionally, some van Gogh fakes and forgeries are simply student copies, attempts made honestly of lesser known works by van Gogh. Paintings which have innocently found their way into art collections at some point in the past.

Other fake van Gogh's are painted in the style of van Gogh by followers and simply need confirmation of previous wrongful attribution or of their doubtful authenticity.


 It's the an Gogh paintings and drawings bearing that famous van Gogh signature however which are the problem and one of the most controversial issues we face.


Keating faking van Gogh Sunflowers

Tom Keating faking Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers




Van Gogh Portrait Fake?

A David Henty variation on Van Gogh




Fake painting Head of Man by Van Gogh                           Possible fake Van Gogh     

Head of Man by Van Gogh recently

confirmed as a fake leaving huge question marks surrounding many of van Gogh's self portraits.



Some images from past investigations into the authenticity

of alleged Vincent van Gogh paintings and watercolours follow.


Fake van Gogh watercolour


Alleged letter to van Gogh's friend Paul Gauguin containing a

watercolour sketch version of the painting Bridges across the

Seine at Asnieres, 1887

Fake Van Gogh's still life with bread roll       Fake Vincent van Gogh by Gachet

Van Gogh's  Still life with bread rolls. A fake.

'Daubigny's Garden' is now believed to have been painted by van Gogh's friend Paul Gachet & not Vincent van Gogh





Van Gogh Forgery. Van Gogh Fake / This painting a van Gogh Forgery








Fake van gogh












< The old mill. An oil on card. Signed twice Vincent ( aka Vincent van Gogh) bottom left  but visible in ultra violet light only.

These are added forged signatures to a wrongly attributed painting.







Below: Irises III

Oil on cardboard bearing the signature van Gogh

Vincent vase of flowers fake

Vase of Flowers. Signed Vincent.  Oil on canvas.

Added signature to a work by a different hand





Fale Vincent van Gogh Irises

Van Gogh ???


Fake signed copy of the Potato Eaters
Van Gogh's original authentic  Potato Eaters
Fake van Gogh
Vincent Signature example
Fake signed copy of the Van Gogh's Potato Eaters
Above Van Gogh's original Potato Eaters





Other questioned Van Gogh works include:

Van Gogh's Vase with Gladioli and Lilac

Vase with Red Poppies and Coal Barges











Freemanart:  Expert   in  the   Fine   Art  of   Authentication.




 The Freemanart Consultancy specialise in the multiple academic and forensic investigative processes of art authentication and attribution including forensic analysis and have art authentication specialists in Britain and Europe who are expert in investigating the backgrounds and legitimacy leading to the authentication the art of Vincent van Gogh.

 We are specifically here to assist you with both valuations of genuine and authentic Vincent van Gogh art works and with procedural authentication and attribution issues from our offices, forensic laboratories and bases in North America, but more importantly from right here on the ground in Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and England.


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