Published 26th June 2013
However, there are also, as in any fine art auction house picture catalogue, a number of attributed to or circle of a certain known artist entries. Some examples from our next auction are:-
Circle of Charles Hunt (FS19/222)
Attributed to James Holland (FS19/219)
Manner of Claude Vernet (FS19/227)
After Murillo (FS19/224)
These are catalogue descriptions for pictures not thought in the auction house’s opinion to be by the hand of the named artist; but similar to or of the same period, but not by the artist; or a copy by a later unknown hand.
However, do you know better? Has your detective work brought you to a different conclusion? Is there what is known in the trade as a "sleeper" about! Buy or ask for a loan catalogue, visit our fine art catalogues online, come to one of our pre-sale viewing days, bring your magnifying glass and do some detective work of your own. "Finds" are made on a weekly basis in London auction rooms; perhaps too in Exeter! Surely not with our level of expertise. Peut etre oui, peut etre non, mes amis!