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 Freemanart are an international fine art consultancy specialising in conducting and directing in depth archival research and investigations, including the academic and forensic analysis of fine art, in any authentication and attribution matter. Working from bases throughout Europe.

 

OLD  MASTER AUTHENTICATION

 

EUROPEAN   ALTARPIECE  ART   &   PANEL  PAINTINGS

 

 

 

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  When we refer to the attribution or authentication of an Old Master work of art in general terms, we mean paintings and drawings which were created by any one of the world's leading and most influential European artists, or one originating from their workshop or studio.

Eminent artists who are regarded to be maestros of great quality and ability.


  Usually these are artists who lived and worked sometime between the 12th to the early 18th century, t
hough clearly there were many other great master craftsmen who also qualify by definition. These unique artists who followed later, are deemed to be 'Modern Masters', such as the Impressionists. There are a vast number of artists of this calibre originating from the early years of Medieval and Renaissance art history to more modern times and although the subject matter they chose may be similar in many ways; Portraiture, Landscape, the Holy Family and Allegorical and Biblical scenes, their country of origin, regionality and therefore, their unique individual style often does vary dramatically.

 

 The Freemanart consultancy specialise in conducting international fine art authentication and attribution investigations for both private and corporate clients around the world and have extensive access to closed archives throughout Europe.
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are privileged in our 43 years serving and advising those clients internationally, to have investigated hundreds of Old Master works of art and all over the globe. researching their origins, investigating artist attributions and historical provenance, assisting with delicate repatriation issues and identifying deliberate fakes and art fraud.

The identification and investigation of illegitimate works of art is our forte.

 

 

 

 

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Old Master Painting Authentication

Italian  - French - German - Spanish, Flemish, Dutch & English

 

rembrandt van Rijn art authentication experts

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Many of the old master paintings we have investigated turn out to be wrongly attributed to a particular old master.

As in the case of the Self Portrait on the left which is not by the Flemish Old Master, Rembrandt van Rijn, but simply an inferior copy of an unfinished self portrait originally painted by Rembrandt in about 1659.

However, it was presented for sale as an 'original' Rembrandt.

< Though Rembrandt painted many self portraits in his lifetime, scholars believe over 50, he did not repeat any of them. Nor paint this one below which was discovered in South America.

 

Rembrandt art authentication experts

 

 Though dramatically imitating the style of Rembrandt, the Portrait of a wealthy man (above) and seen under ultra violet light showing earlier repairs and damaged areas, was created later, by about fifty years, as forensic investigation and analysis of the pigment and canvas verified.

 

 

 

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Italian Old Master art authentication experts
Peter Phillip Roos

The design of the painting resembles Raffaello Sanzio painting Madonna  Della Tenda

The Holy Family and St John the Baptist

As fine art consultants, having undertaken many major investigations into works of art over the years, including investigating complicated issues of legitimacy, misattributions, reattributions and  general artist attribution research. Naturally our work load and studies have included both the modernists and the impressionist schools. Two genres which are covered elsewhere in this web site.

 However, there have been many important works by  fine Italian, Flemish, French, Spanish and German Old Masters, their pupils, studios and circles we have had the privilege to work on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old master drawing art authentication experts

St. Jerome beneath a tree

 

 To the right is an old master drawing on old paper, claiming by its signature to be by Nicolas Poussin (French 1594-1665) 

 It is a pen and ink drawing executed in sepia and heightened in white. This supposedly 'old master' pen and ink drawing is drawn on paper and pasted to board measuring 8 ½ x 10 " Depicting, according to the inscription: "St. Jerome beneath a tree within a rural landscape with bridge beyond."

However, the paper on which this piece is executed was produced no earlier than about 1840, some 200 years after the artist was working and it could never have been executed by Nicolas Poussin.

 

On closer inspection, we also discovered a further inscription which we were able to image enhance when we the drawing was removed from its backing board.

, forensics examination showed, the pen nib which created these marks is identical to the marks made by the the nib of the pen which created the drawing itself! 

Note also that the date on it reads 1853.  Also 200 years later than the artist lived.

 

 

 

Forensic art authentication experts

 

 

 Our catalogue of completed old master projects forms an extensive and impressive list and included in that list are serious works of art executed by highly regarded individual artists of the Venetian and Neapolitan schools, alongside Florentine, Genoise and Veronese masters of the Italian school. Other authentication investigations directed by us include looking into the legitimacy of oil paintings believed to be by, claimed to be by, or previously attributed to, the following old masters.

In no particular order:

A full list of our authentication investigations can be found Here:

Some old master projects we have worked on includes;

Giotto di Bondone  (Italian, 1267–1337)
Leonardo da Vinci  (Italian, 1452–1519)
Albrecht Dürer  (German, 1471–1528)
Michelangelo  (Italian, 1475–1564)
Titian  (Italian, c.1477–1576)
Sandro Botticelli  (Italian, 1445–1510)
Raphael (Italian, 1483–1520)
Hans Holbein the Younger  (German, 1497–1543)
Jacopo Tintoretto  (Italian, 1518–1594)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder  (Flemish, c.1525–1569)
Paolo Veronese  (Italian, c.1528–1588)
El Greco  (Greek-born Spanish, 1541–1614)
Frans Hals  (Dutch, 1580–1666)
Caravaggio  (Italian, 1573–1610)
Peter Paul Rubens  (Flemish, 1577–1640)
Nicolas Poussin  (French, 1594–1665)
Diego Velázquez  (Spanish, 1599–1660)
Rembrandt van Rijn  (Dutch, 1606–1669)
Johannes Vermeer  (Dutch, 1632–1675)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo  (Italian, 1691–1770)
Joshua Reynolds ( English, 1723–1792)
Francisco Goya  (Spanish, 1746–1828

Nicolas Regnier -Niccolò Renieri,  French

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old master painting art authentication experts

 

 

Expert  in the  Fine  Art of  Authentication.

 

 The Freemanart Consultancy specialise in forensic and academic art authentication procedures and have experts who are specialists in works of art produced by Italian, Spanish, French, Flemish, German, Dutch and British Old Masters, including their studios, contemporaries and circles.

 We are specifically here to assist you with both valuations of Old Master works and Old Master authentication and attribution issues from our offices, laboratories and bases in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, North America and England.

 

 

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Bernardo Strozzi art authentication experts

"The release of Saint Peter" by Bernardo Strozzi
Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia


Thomas Gainsborough art authentication experts                                                                                                                            Flemish old master art authentication experts

                                                                    

 

 

The process of authentication is not about guesswork and certainly not about wishful opinion.

There is little or no room for conjecture, unsupported hypothesis, assumption, supposition and it is entirely about reality.

CONTACT US for that advice.

 

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PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT OF VIABILITY STUDY

 

 Before entering into a full investigation of the legitimacy or possible attribution of any old master work of art, be it academically structured, a full forensic analysis and investigation, or as with most serious cases both methods of scrutiny, it is essential to consider if the project is viable and more importantly, possible to prove in the long term.

Much the same as you would need to be reassured by your lawyer if you were considering taking a legal case to court. Logically, if it is not sensible to continue, it would be better not to attempt it, as the risk of failure is too high.

 So with that thought in mind, we prefer to make a preliminary and vital professional pre authentication assessment for clients first.

This is a professional study and advisory service which is based upon the images you supply and the full details and the work of arts history and provenance. One conducted in an unbias manner and aiming to determine the investigative requirements necessary and balance the risks involved.  Therefore it is a logical and cost effective professional assessment and advisory for which there is a modest set fee.

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

 


 

 

 

 
LINKS TO SPECIALISMS / GENRES
 
     

17 - 18C EUROPEAN ROCOCO ART

ITALIAN ART
FRENCH ART AUTHENTICATION

EUROPEAN ART - AUTHENTICATION

BRITISH ART
SCANDINAVIAN - NORDIC ART

HUNGARIAN ART

     

 

 

     
     

 

Other Specialist Expertise by Artist

 

REMBRANDT van Rijn
TITIAN / TIZIANO
GREUZE  Jean Baptiste
FRAGONARD Jean Honore
DOU GERRIT
J. M. W. TURNER

THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH

REYNOLDS Sir Joshua
MUNNINGS Sir Alfred James
CROME John
MONET CLAUDE
CAMILE COROT
VAN GOGH VINCENT
BOUDIN EUGENE
CEZANNE PAUL
CHAGALL MARC
CORNEILLE & the COBRA MOVEMENT
MONDRIAN PIET
PISSARRO CAMILLE
PECHSTEIN MAX
BRANCUSI SCULPTURE AUTHENTICATION
SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE Frank
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
REMINGTON FREDERIC
COURBET GUSTAVE
DAUMIER Honore
BERTHE MORISOT
LOWREY L S
KAHLO FRIDA
ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER
THEODORE ROUSSEAU
WILLEM DE KOONING
SOUTINE CHAIM
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
FRANZ KLINE
CORTES EDOUARD
ANTOINE BOUVARD
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
FOUJITA LEONARD  TSUGUHARU
LEMPICKA TAMARA de
ROUALT GEORGE
BUFFET BERNARD
KREGTEN FEDOR van
   

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CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS

 

 

 

FREEMANART COMPLETED OLD MASTER  AUTHENTICATION AND ATTRIBUTION INVESTIGATIONS :

Bramer

Brugghel

Titian Authentication

Sandro Botticelli Authentication

Henri Goltzius

Durer Bruegel

French and Spanish school
Nicolas Poussin

Wssel de Guimbarda

Daniel Vázquez Díaz

Marqués Jusepe de Ribera

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Authentication

Sebastián Muñoz

Albrecht Dürer Authentication

Juan de Valdes Leal

Andrea Schiavone

School and circle of Rembrandt

Hans Holbein the Elder

Claude Gelee, called CLAUDE LORRAIN

Pierre Parrocel

Charles Natoire

Francisco Goya Authentication

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Nicholas-Bernard Lepice

Ricardo Verdugo Landi

Nicolas Poussin Authentication

Diego Velázquez Authentication

Joseph Maria Subirachs

Frans Hals Authentication

Daniel Vázquez Díaz

Francisco Domingo

Marqués Jusepe de Ribera

Vicente Camarón Torra

Sebastián Muñoz

Juan de Valdes Leal

18TH CENTURY ITALIAN ARTIST G. GIANALI

Van der Helst  Bart  1613-1670 Dutch

Marten van Heemskerk

French and Spanish school
Nicolas Poussin

Etienne Allegrain

Joshua Reynolds Authentication

JOSÉ CAMARÓN Y BORONAT

Mariano Salvador Maell

Giotto di Bondone Authentication,

Leonardo da Vinci

Vicente Camarón Torra

Michelangelo Authentication

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Raphael Authentication

Hans Holbein the Younger Authentication

Jacopo Tintoretto Authentication

Paolo Veronese Authentication

El Greco Authentication

Wssel de Guimbarda

Caravaggio Authentication

Peter Paul Rubens Authentication

Rembrandt van Rijn Authentication

Johannes Vermeer Authentication

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Authentication

 

 

 

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