Pre-requisites

Portrait Artist Identification

  1. Dimensions of the work: exterior (framed) and interior (unframed)
  2. Good photographs of the painting
    1. In its entirety with frame
    2. In its entirety with as little of the frame showing as possible
    3. Provenance (history of ownership)
    4. Closeups of major objects, including face and hands, if shown
    5. Payment of retainer
  3. A statement that you understand that compensation will not assure a specific conclusion and that the balance of payment will be paid immediately after the project concludes

Portrait Subject Identification

Portrait subject identification prerequisites are much like the prerequisites for portrait artist identification, but emphasize genealogy.

  1. In addition to good photographs of the painting, please supply
    1. As much provenance as possible
  2. If a family portrait, please supply:
    1. Name, birth date, birthplace as much provenance as possible.  (Maiden and married names for a woman)
    2. Family stories
    3. Payment of retainer
    4. A statement that you understand that compensation will not assure a specific conclusion and that the balance of payment will be paid immediately after the project concludes

 

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