With over 45 years engaged with the fine art industry internationally, we have been confidentially serving and advising both private individuals alongside an impressive number of corporate clients from around the world exclusively on matters of authenticity and the legitimacy of fine art.
This includes many prominent law firms and law enforcement agencies requiring specialized assistance in conducting practical investigations into 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, 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 advise with questions of authenticity requiring consolidation, in depth research, artist attributions and provenance verification.
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 succesful 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 and expertise to both the public and corporate sector alike. Directing the multiple tasks and measures required with the substantiation of authenticity and legitimacy.
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.
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.
Compiling and editing the Gauguin Index.
The Catalogue Raissone of Frank Spenlove-Spenlove - Les uvres 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.
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.
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 and art.
Senior Consultant. A British expert in ceramics, pottery and porcelain. Specialises in British, European, Canadian & American Art and Antiques, Collectibles and antique furniture.
Eminent Senior Consultant, Forensic Art and
Handwriting and signature analyst.
Senior Consultant. Gemologist
and jewellery & virtue expert.
Painting Conservator - Expert in fine art restoration and associated
technological conservation services.
Specialist in Old Master and Renaissance Art research and 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 art and antiques expert with a personal specialization 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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