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Frederick Varley

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Frederick Varley

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

Frederick Horsman Varley ARCA   OSA

Fred Varley

(1881 - 1969)

Canadian

 

 

   Varley, another British emigre to Canada with training in England and Belgium, was a friend of Lismer and, through his association with Grip where they all worked, was to become a founding member of the Group of Seven.

Unusually for the group, which set him aside from the others was that art for Varley was a spiritual vocation and his interest was not just  in the Canadian landscape, but also in the figure.

He lived and worked in Ontario and BC and like his counterparts, his work is highly regarded and very collectible today. Thus the values increase and his works are getting more and more rare.

 So it's important to reflect on that fact and that long lost paintings, or those recently discovered, actually painted by Frederick Varley, are going to be few and far between. Though it's not impossible for them to appear, they may just have been tucked away with families for decades and are only now resurfacing. More commonly however, paintings that do appear are attributed to an artists hand, as well as those that are contributed from within their circle of influence, or those created by an artists followers.

These people in themselves are artists of all standards and calibres, who are simply working in an artists style and manner and of course, at any time in the past and with this brings a risk.  So you must ask, is the attribution to a specific artist and a description of a work itself, reliable and sound?

It is always important to be able to distinguish between those works actually executed by an artist such as Frederick Varley, compared to those either 'claiming' to be by that artist, or rather that we are told are by them.

 There are the scholarly academic attributions of course. Then the poorly informed guesses and always, wherever money is involved, the deliberate attempts of deception and by forgery.  This unfortunately is fairly common and includes the adding of signatures, monograms or inscriptions to otherwise anonymous works of art. Effected in the main in a generally similar way and of very similar subjects to a particular artist and clearly devised to impress a potential, gullible purchaser.  And this is the most common form of art fraud we see.

 But when the values of works are high, there are always the excellent attempts at copying an artists hand by directly forging new variants of their works. These are usually executed over the top of an old pot boiler or amateur painting, bought at auction cheaply and convincingly from the artists actual era,so look of age, and cleaned off with solvents prior to a new creation being made.

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 As an international specialist fine art consultancy, with bases in Canada, but also the UK and Europe to undertake our Old and Modern master research work archivally, we have been confidentially serving both private individuals and corporate clients across Canada and 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 with multilingual archival research, into the origins of all works of art, from different geographical regions and periods. We also scrutinize and research the provenance and ownership lineage for verification purposes.

 We are able to assist and advise you in all fine art related matters, particularly issues of Canadian art authenticity and its attributions, including the works of Frederick Varley, his circle, or those of his followers. Frankly, any works of art that you need assistance and advice with.

 Some example paintings, associated with his 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.

 

 

 

 

     
Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
A MOUNTAIN ROAD THROUGH LYNN VALLEY, B.C.
Signed VARLEY       Oil on silk laid down on panel
Estimate CAD $70,000.00 - $100,000.00
Sold CAD $232,500.00
Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
KOOTENAY LAKE, B.C.
Oil on canvas board
Signed
Sold CAD $51,920.00.00

Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
AUTUMN HILLS
Signed Varley; titled and dated on the

reverse: Autumn Hills, c. 1948 Oil on board
Sold CAD $71,500.00

     
     
Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
The Artist's Son Oil on canvas
On verso inscribed on the stretcher "Frederick H. Varley's Son John Age 16
Painted in 1928, Varley Inventory #1236
Sold CAD $121,250.00
Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
The Valley of the Don
Oil on board
Signed and dated 1925 Varley Inventory Number 673
Sold CAD $42,000.00
Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
PRELUDE TO SPRING, GRAND RIVER NEAR DOON, 1948 Oil on board
Signed, with Varley Inventory no.152
Sold CAD $36,000.00
     
     
Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969)
WEST COAST MOUNTAINS
Signed lower right F.H. VARLEY
Oil on panel  Sold CAD $71,500.00
Attributed to Frederick Horsman Varley (1881 - 1969)
Desert scene with figures and camels before a pyramid
Watercolour and gouache
Estimate GBP £30.00 - £50.00
Frederick Horsman Varley (1881 - 1969)
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Pencil on paper Bears Signature
Estimate CAD $700.00 - $900.00 Not sold
     
     

Frederick Horsman Varley 1881 - 1969 Canadian charcoal on paper Composition, Cape Breton

Estimate: CAD2,000 - CAD3,000

 

Frederick Horsman Varley, (1881-1969)

FORBIDDING MOOR, watercolours, signed with

initials lower right, Estimate: £300 - £500

FREDERICK HORSMAN VARLEY CANADIAN 1881-1969 Mountainous Landscap,

oil on artist board signed lower right
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

 

     
     

 

 

 

 

 

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 given expert on that 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 formally 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 own 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 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 that 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 on it. You should then have a far better understanding of both the prospects or any pitfalls we might face, before making a decision.

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

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ABOUT A WORK OF ARTS 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 the Canadian artist; Frederick Horsman Varley Canadian ARCA OSA (1881 - 1969)

  •  Where the name, Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969), is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as, Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969) 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 Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969) 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 Frederick Varley (1881 - 1969) - circle of, entourage, or “Circle of Frederick Varley ” 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 Frederick Varley ” or “Follower of Frederick Varley 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 Frederick Varley 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….Frederick Varley "; 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 - Frederick Varley ; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Frederick Varley ” 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, Frederick Varley is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Frederick Varley /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.

 

 

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