Fred G. Meijer Art History offers research on questions of authorship of works of art on the basis of (a) (digital) photograph(s) of professional quality (high resolution, absolutely sharp, not taken at an angle, and without any reflections). This service is provided on the basis of a set hourly fee. An estimate of the required time per item is provided upon request.
Judgment / research without submission of any such photograph (i.e. only by presenting the work of art in person) is not possible.
Judgment on the basis of photograph(s), however, can only be considered as preliminary. Submission of the work of art itself for research, after initial judgment on the basis of the photograph(s), is to be preferred.
Together with the photograph(s), the client is required to submit all relevant data at his / her disposal concerning the work of art in question, such as: measurements, support, provenance data and current / previous attribution(s).
No guarantee can be given that research will result in a specific attribution; the result may reach no further than an argued placement of the work in question in a specific art-historical context.
An attribution of the work of art in question to a specific artist is provided at best insight and in principle follows the current state of art-historical knowledge. Future research and conclusions may possibly lead to altered insights, for which
Fred G. Meijer Art History obviously cannot accept any responsibility.
No judgment is given of the state of preservation and / or conservation of the work of art in question, but this aspect can be weighed into the conclusions provided by
Fred G. Meijer Art History.
Fred G. Meijer Art History does not provide monetary valuations.
Fred G. Meijer Art History can perform provenance research for works of art, using available art-historical archives, based upon the extensive experience of Dr. Fred G. Meijer in this area.