HELP INFORMATION ABOUT ART APPRAISAL:
We have a new website specially dedicated only to art appraisals
and art authentication of any fine art artists with many pages with responses to
your questions and help topics:
In this page we will guide you to obtain an art appraisal or an art
authentication, also what we need to know from you about your artwork in order
to make an appraisal or an authentication, also to learn how to make the
difference between a print, a lithography or etching, a watercolor, a pastel or
an oil painting, or how to make:
Also if you have a previously denied of authentication how we
can help you to become an authentication or art appraisal with the new elements
you can provide us, or to submit to the recognized expert a complete scientific
file if this wasn't done before. With a clear scientific file it is possible to
become a remove of a negative opinion from the expert, this process takes time
and needs much diplomacy.
This page is very important to learn the difference between a painting appraisal
and a painting authentication. As we told before it is very important to make
the difference between a painting appraisal and a painting authentication, an
appraisal doesn't mean you have an authentic painting, we think that an
appraisal without a conviction of authenticity makes no sense, the first what an
expert will look at: "Is the painting a possible authentic painting?".
We will refuse any appraisal mission,
if we are not convinced of the authenticity.
Generalities for Art Appraisal
In many cases we can provide you with useful information about the identity of
an item and its history by posting an image of it together with a proper
description to our company. To do this you will need to contact us and send an
overall image and some detail images electronically as an attached file with
your E-Mail which should contain whatever details you can provide on the item,
including dimensions and signature or maker's mark details where apparent.
Alternatively you can send by mail conventional 4" x 6" photographs to Van
Weyenbergh Fine Arts Inc..
We also offer a more comprehensive version of art appraisal service for
collectors who require a written report. The information provided could be as
relatively simple as determining the maker of a specific item or, where that is
practically impossible to determine, the school, workshop or manufacturer from
which it emanates. Or it could be as relatively complex as providing identity,
coupled with original use, place of origin, and social context and historical
The fee for art appraisal is based upon time and materials and the cost and
"lead time" to completion of the report will vary according to the complexity of
the assignment. Invariably this service requires seeing the item(s) in person.
Having considered the information you submit we will be able to give you a total
cost estimate prior to beginning the assignment. You can then decide whether or
not you want to commit.
If you would like Van Weyenbergh Fine Arts to provide this service
to you or would simply like to know more about the process, please contact us
with details of your specific request.
USE OF OUR LETTERHEAD FOR FAKE AUTHENTICATIONS AND APPRAISALS
samples - all use of
our name or letterhead will be prosecuted and reported immediately to
the FBI. G. Van Weyenbergh October 12 - 2007