To determine the value of a painting or drawing that has been attributed to Paul Cézanne, we first have to determine if it was really created by his own hand. How do we do that?
- We perform a comparative analysis to see if your piece is similar to other works by Cézanne that the artistic community recognizes as originals in terms of style, technique, material, dimensions, etc.
- We dig deep into documentary research, consulting auction records, collection inventories, letters and journals to find evidence to support the existence of your piece.
- When necessary, we also recommend a battery of scientific tests to determine the age of an artwork and place its creation date at the turn of the 20th century.
Every client that hires Cézanne Experts to perform an authentication receives a 20+ page, illustrated report of research findings and our official opinion. When the results of an authentication are positive, we also issue a Certificate of Authenticity.