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Glossary of Cataloguing Terms

Any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement of representation of fact.

  1. SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion a work by the artist. (When the artist's forename(s) is not known, a series of asterisks, followed by the surname of the artist, whether preceded by an intitial or not, indicates that in our opinion the work is by the artist named.
  2. ATTRIBUTED TO SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion probably a work by the artist but less certainty as to the authorship is expressed than in the preceding category.
  3. STUDIO OF SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion a work by an unknown hand in the studio of the artist which may or may not have been executed under the artist's direction.
  4. CIRCLE OF SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion a work by an as yet unidentified but distinct hand - closely associated with the named artist but not necessarily his pupil.
  5. STYLE OF ...; FOLLOWER OF SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion a work by a painter working in the artist's style, contemporary or nearly contemporary, but not necessarily his pupil.
  6. MANNER OF SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion a work in the style of the artist and of a later date.
  7. AFTER SIDNEY RICHARD PERCY - In our opinion a copy of a known work of the artist.
  8. The term signed and/or dated and/or inscribed means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription are from the hand of the artist.
  9. The term bears a signature and/or date and/or inscription means that in our opinion the signature and/or date and/or inscription have been added by another hand.
  10. Dimensions are given height before width.