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Are included in the research process of an art authentication:
  • Justification of authenticity by comparison with other works by the artist 
  • Reestablish the works in the "catalogue raisonne" 
  • Comparison with other works made by the same artist of the same period or movement 
  • Research about the history, provenance, etc. 
  • Reestablish history of the painting
  • Graphology analysis of handwriting
  • Signature analysis 
  • On site analysis of painting
  • Eventually study of the pigments
  • Study of the support
  • Study of the manner
  • Wood lamp test 
  • conclusion
  • Presentation of the file to sole recognized authentication expert
This file is then submitted to the appropriate sole recognized authenticator expert for review of the art authentication research. Sometimes a review fee is required by the expert committee. If a fee is required, this fee is approved by Client before submission.
We only propose a fee for art authentication research after review of your artwork and only if it is valuable to make an investigation for an art authentication. We are representatives and researchers for our clients in this process but we can not warrant the authentication.
We don't accept every research for art authentication, it depends on the available elements we have to work with.
The provenance has to be clearly established, we will never submit a file with a doubtful origin. If the artwork is manifestly a copy of an original work, if the artwork was submitted several times before unless new elements justify a new art authentication research file, or if the artwork is too damaged and has lost his initial value, in these cases we will not accept a research work of art authentication. 
The file and the price for the research has to be justified in compare with the value of the artwork.
In comparison with an art appraisal, an art authentication is much more complete. An art appraisal contains only an evaluation of the authenticity.
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