Freemanart Consultancy

 

 

 

   With over 45 years engaged with the fine art industry internationally, we have been confidentially serving and advising both private individuals alongside an ever growing and impressive number of corporate clients from around the world exclusively on matters of authenticity and the attribution of fine art.

 

 This includes many prominent law firms and law enforcement agencies requiring specialized assistance in conducting practical investigations into both legitimacy and art fraud investigations aligned to ongoing prosecutions, both civil and criminal.

 Our corporate clientele range in diversity from insurers to art dealers, major and municipal galleries, banks to principal and regional auctioneers, with our distinguished private clients coming from all walks of life. Just ordinary individuals to serious art investors alike.

 Proudly our prestigious portfolio of private clients includes four Royal Households and a President Emeritus. Government officials and dignitaries, art collectors and investors. With clients from the world of film and television, sport, music, entertainment and politics counted amongst them. All have turned to us for help and advice when it comes to questions of authenticity requiring consolidation, in depth research, artist attributions and provenance verification.

 

 Imperative to us is upholding our strict Privacy Policy, with client anonymity, confidentiality and security upheld at all times.

 Some of our Corporate clients may be seen  HERE  and for an idea of our current and recent investigation cycle, Click  HERE

 

 


 

 

 

  Freemanart with its beginnings in 1975 as Fine Art Services, is 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 formal training in both fine art and the history of art, was the beginning of the successful career path he chose. Now internationally recognized and active art investigator, heading a formidable team of art historians, forensic scientists and expert researchers, offering a specialized range of services to both the public and corporate sector alike. Directing the multiple tasks and measures required with the substantiation of authenticity and attribution.

 

 He has written extensively on his subject specialisms and has lectured internationally on the subject of art fraud and the detection of forgery

including Old and Modern master art authentication and attribution issues.

 As a specialist advisor to film and television industry on both sides of the Atlantic, including the crime series CSI, Hustle and Flog it along with many others, he has been key note speaker at international conferences and guest lecturer at universities internationally. Appearing for many years regularly on television in North America and touring for 15 years with the Roadshow as their senior art advisor.

 David has written, presented and appeared in television documentaries and series, including the recent RTE programme a Rich Inheritance, filmed on location in Eire following his fine art investigation work into the Irish artist Roderic O'Conor.

 

 

 Widely regarded as an expert in the art of both Old and Modern European masters, his personal specialisms include the art of

J M W Turner, Paul Gauguin and the Impressionists.

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. 

 

 

Works include;

Compiling and editing the Gauguin Index.

The Catalogue Raissone of Frank Spenlove-Spenlove - Les Œuvres complètes.

The Complete Works of James Wills - 1705 - 1776

An Inventory of the works of Conyers Barker.

Chronological Classification of the works of Amos Cassioli

When Paths Cross at Fontainbleau, sur l'artiste Charles. Jean Georget

Author of over 60 Artist Biographies and Biographics

The Magic of the Secondary Signatures.

Beyond Wildenstein

A 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.

The Art Detectives. Including A Titian, a Titian we all fall down- POLICING PICASSO - Fantin de l'opéra - Hello Dalí and Miró, Miró on the wall.

 

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Freemanart Profile

THE  TEAM

 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 authenticity and attribution investigation projects.

 

 

Anna

Administration - North America

Jacqueline

Director of Research for Freemanart International.

Providing specialist skills as our forensic imaging expert.

Maureen

Antiquarian Consultant and an expert authority, senior consultant of antiques and art.

 

Henry

Senior Consultant. A British expert in ceramics, pottery and porcelain. Specialises in British, European, Canadian & American Art and Antiques, Collectibles and antique furniture.

Graham

Eminent Senior Consultant, Forensic Art and

Document Examiner.

Handwriting and signature analyst.

John

Senior Consultant. Gemologist 

and jewellery & virtue expert.

Morana:

Painting Conservator - Expert in fine art restoration and associated

technological conservation services.

Mathew

Specialist in Old Master and Renaissance Art research and investigation, with a special interest in early works on paper, ancient

twritings and historical documents.

 

 

Marshall

We are indebted to our associate

who is a leading Canadian art and antiques expert with a personal specialization in ceramics, collectibles and general art and antiques..

 

Institutions

 

Commission for Looted Art

Interpol

COPACEL Confederation of Pulp, Paper, Board and Industry

LAPADA

PIRA

CASVA - Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

Art Loss Register

BAMF - The British Art Market Confederation

Courtauld Institute

The Watermark Archive

Inst. of Conservation

Conway and Witt Lib.

British Art Library Special Collections

AFed.UK

Confederation of European Paper Industries

International Council of Museums

Central Registry of Information on Looted Cultural Property

1933-1945

Restitution-Art

 

 


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