With over 45 years in the industry, we have been confidentially serving and advising both private individuals alongside a huge number of international corporate clients from around the world on matters of authenticity Aand legitimacy of fine art.
This includes many prominent law firms and law enforcement agencies that have required our expert and specialized assistance with the detection of forgeries and in conducting practical investigations internationally, connected to the ongoing prosecution of civil and criminal art fraud.
Our corporate clientele range in diversity from insurers to fine art dealers, major and municipal art galleries, banks to principal and regional auctioneers with our distinguished private clients coming from all walks of life. Both ordinary individuals to serious art investors alike.
Proudly our prestigious portfolio of private clients includes four Royal Households and a retired President, government officials and dignitaries, with art collectors and investors from the world of film and television, sport, music, entertainment and politics counted amongst them. All have turned to us for help and advise with the investigation of authenticity and for in depth research in matters of artist attributions and provenance verification.
Freemanart was founded in 1975 as Fine Art Services, headed by the eminent British art historian, fine art investigator and writer David Freeman. An international fine art consultant, advisor and academic with over 45 years of professional experience in the world of fine art to share with his clients.
Six years formally training in fine art and the history of art, he is an internationally recognized and active art investigator. Heading a formidable team of art historians, forensic scientists and expert researchers, offering a specialized range of services and expertise to both the public and corporate sector, directing the multiple measures required with the substantiation of legitimacy.
He has written extensively on his specialisms and has lectured internationally on the subject of art fraud and the detection of forgery including Old and Modern master art authentication and attributionissues.
As an advisor to film and television industry internationally, including the crime series CSI, Hustle and Flog it (which he denies) and others and is a well known and sought after key note speaker at international conferences and universities internationally. Appearing for many years regularly on television in North America and touring for 15 years with the Roadshow as a senior art advisor.
He has written, presented and appeared in several television documentaries and series, including the recent RTE programme a Rich Inheritance, filmed on location in Eire following his work.
Widely regarded as an expert in the art of both Old and Modern European masters, including J M W Turner, Constable, Gauguin and the Impressionists et al,. He shares a special interest in Italian Renaissance Old Masters and Florentine art, including Italian panel paintings and Altarpieces with his son, also an expert art historian, investigator and fine art researcher.
Compiling and editing the Complete Gauguin Index.
The Catalogue Raissone of Frank Spenlove-Spenlove - Les uvres complètes.
The Complete Works of James Wills - 1705 - 1776
The Horizontal Boy, Conyers Barker
When Paths Cross at Fontainbleau, on the artist Ch. Jean Georget
Magic of the Secondary Signatures.
The three volume historical novel the Oakum Gate.
Snow like Origami.
A Widows Walk.
Series: Secret Britain, Trash or Treasures, Gathering Dust and Treasures that Talk and The Art Detective
We are indebted to all the fine people - including the Academics - Forensic scientists - Scholars & Subjective Experts around the world who continually assist us in our clients investigation projects.
Administration - North America
Director of Research for Freemanart International.
Providing specialist skills as our forensic imaging expert.
Antiquarian Consultant and an expert authority, senior consultant of antiques.
Senior Consultant. A British expert in ceramics, pottery and porcelain. Specialises in British, European, Canadian & American Antiques, Collectibles and antique furniture.
Eminent Senior Consultant, Forensic
Handwriting and signature analyst.
Senior Consultant. Gemologist
and jewellery &. virtue expert.
Conservator - Expert in fine art restoration and associated
technological conservation services.
Specialist in Old Master and Renaissance Art research & investigation, with a special interest in early works on paper, ancient
twritings and historical documents.
We are indebted to our associate
who is a leading Canadian expert specialising in ceramics,
collectibles and general art and antiques.
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
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EUROPEAN ART AUTHENTICATION
GERMAN ART AUTHENTICATION
|ALTARPIECE & PANEL PAINTINGS||IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART||PONT- AVEN ECOLE D'ARTE|
|BRITISH ART AUTHENTICATION||FRENCH ART AUTHENTICATION||SCOTTISH ART|
|WEST COUNTRY & DEVON ART||CORNISH ART||AMERICAN ART AUTHENTICATION|
|RUSSIAN ART AUTHENTICATION||SPANISH ART||CUBAN ART||
CANADIAN ART AUTHENTICATION
|HUNGARIAN ART||NORDIC - SCANDINAVIAN ART||IRISH ART AUTHENTICATION|
|PORTRAITS & MINIATURES|
|EXPERTISE BY ARTIST|
|APPEL KAREL - AUTHENTICATION||AIVAZOVSKY IVAN||BRANCUSI CONSTANTIN||
BOUDIN EUGENE AUTHENTICATION
|BOUVARD - Famile.||CEZANNE PAUL||CHAGALL MARC - AUTHENTICATION|
|CORNEILLE Guillaume Beverloo||COROT CAMILE||CORTES EDOUARD|
|CROME JOHN||DE KOONING WILLEM||DEGAS EDGAR|
|DOU GERRIT - AUTHENTICATION||DUFY RAOUL||GAINSBOROUGH Thomas|
|GRIS JUAN||KHALO FRIDA||KIRCHNER ERNST LUDWIG|
|LAM WILFREDO||LEGER FERNAND||LIEBERMAN MAX||
LOWRY L S
|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||
WILLS JAMES REV
|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
|EXPERTISE BY REGION|
|UNITED KINGDOM Authentication||AUSTRALIA||NEW ZEALAND|
|JAPAN||SAUDI ARABIA||CHINA - TAIWAN & SINGAPORE|
|ALASKA||BOSTON / WASHINGTON DC||CALIFORNIA|
|ART ADVISORS||CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS||APPRAISALS|
|INSURANCE||TV AND FILM||WRITING AND TV|
|FAQ'S||TERMS AND CONDITIONS|
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