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Title The expert versus the object : judging fakes and false attributions in the visual arts / edited by Ronald D. Spencer ; [foreword by Eugene Victor Thaw]
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Ronald D. Spencer -- pt. I. Authentication and connoisseurship. Authenticating the attribution of art: connoisseurship and the law in the judging of forgeries, copies, and false attributions / Francis V. O'Connor ; Rembrandt and a brief history of connoisseurship / Peter C. Sutton ; On forgeries / Max J. Friedländer ; Issues of authenticity in the auction house / John L. Tancock ; The catalogue raisonné / Michael Findlay ; The role of the catalogue raisonné in the art market / Peter Kraus ; The authentic will win out: Eugene V. Thaw interviewed / by Ronald D. Spencer ; Attributing old master drawings / Noël Annesley ; Signature identification: from pen stroke to brush stroke / Patricia Siegel ; The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) / Sharon Flescher ; Museums and authenticity issues: Samuel Sachs, II interviewed / by Ronald Spencer ; Examining the techniques and materials of painting / Rustin S. Levenson ; Preservation and authenticity in contemporary art / Rustin S. Levenson -- pt. II. Authentication and law. The art expert, the law, and real life / Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. ; The risk of legal liability for attributions of visual art / Ronald D. Spencer ; Authentication in court: factors considered and standards proposed / Ronald D. Spencer ; A legal decision in New York gives experts protection for their opinions on authenticity / Ronald D. Spencer ; Establishing authenticity in French law / Van Kirk Reeves
Summary The authenticity of visual art has always commanded the attention of experts, dealers, collectors, and the art-minded public. Is it "real" or "original" is a way of asking what am I buying? What do I own? What am I looking at? And today more sophisticated questions are being asked: How is authenticity determined and what weight does this determination have in court? This book of essays proposes to answer those questions. Three lines of inquiry are basic to determining authenticity: a connoisseur's evaluation, historical documentation or provenance, and scientific testing. A
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Law and art.
ART -- Techniques -- General.
Art -- Expertising
Art -- Forgeries
Law and art
Oeuvre d'art.
SUBJECT Art -- Forgeries
Art -- Expertising
Form Electronic book
Author Spencer, Ronald D.
ISBN 1423720067