How much does it cost to identify a portrait artist? Just as every portrait is unique so, too, is every art research project. Please contact Fine Art Investigations to discuss your particular needs. We strive to tailor projects to clients’ budgets. Using a comprehensive system for portrait artist identification to work quickly and cost-effectively, costs generally range from:
$150 for a non-binding attribution to
$1,500 for a bound written report with full documentation and color illustrations
For high value artworks, additional costs may include consultant fees and conservator examination.
Consultant fees are generally $150 / hour
Conservator examination varies according to institution. Fine Art Investigations can coordinate examination. If there is a charge, the owner pays the museum directly.
20% for private sales
10% for public sales
Fine Art Investigations can invoice through Square or a check can be mailed to