The Expert versus the Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts

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The Expert versus the Object
Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts

EDITED BY Ronald D. Spencer

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2004

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xviii
  • Part I - Authentication and Connoisseurship 1
  • 1 - Connoisseurship and the Law in the Judging of Forgeries, Copies, and False Attributions 3
  • Notes *
  • 2 - Rembrandt and a Brief History of Connoisseurship 29
  • Works Cited and Select Bibliography *
  • 3 - On Forgeries 39
  • Notes *
  • 4 - Issues of Authenticity in the Auction House 45
  • Notes *
  • 5 - The Catalogue Raisonné 55
  • Notes *
  • 6 - The Role of the Catalogue Raisonné in the Art Market 63
  • 7 - The Authentic Will Win Out 73
  • 8 - Attributing Old Master Drawings 79
  • 9 - From Pen Stroke to Brush Stroke 89
  • 10 - The International Foundation for Art Research 95
  • 11 - Museums and Authenticity Issues 103
  • 12 - Examining the Techniques and Materials of Paintings 111
  • Notes *
  • 13 - Preservation and Authenticity in Contemporary Art 125
  • Notes *
  • Part II - Authentication and the Law 133
  • 14 - The Art Expert, the Law, and Real Life 135
  • Notes *
  • 15 - The Risk of Legal Liability for Attributions of Visual Art 143
  • Notes *
  • 16 - Factors Considered and Standards Proposed 189
  • Notes *
  • 17 - A Legal Decision in New York Gives Experts Protection for Their Opinions on Authenticity 217
  • Notes *
  • 18 - Establishing Authenticity in French Law 227
  • Notes *
  • Index 235
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