Tag Archives: Art Authentication

Unraveling a Mystery Part III

                  Clues to a painting’s story are often found in the marks–a signature, an old exhibition label, or a notation by a previous owner.  However, the sole mark on the verso of … Continue reading

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The Team

Isn’t the secret to a successful business respecting and celebrating the unique talents that each team member brings to the table–or in this case, the easel?  In this post, Patricia Moss, art historian and founder of Fine Art Investigations, celebrates … Continue reading

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Watson’s Insight: “Chain of Custody”

In detective novels and police dramas, we often hear the term “chain of custody.” Chain of custody, simply put, is a chronological documentation.  Items documented are origin, the identity of all handlers, the duration of custody at each point along … Continue reading

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How to Be Your Own Art Detective

So far in the How to Be Your Own Art Detective series, we have looked for clues about a painting’s story from the artist and the provenance.  Now it is time to look closely at the painting itself. Part Three: Examination … Continue reading

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