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Authenticating  the Art of  Jean  Baptiste  Camile  Corot

 

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 We specialise in the investigation of international art and are sited strategically in Europe, working multilingually in archive.

Ready to assist you with all Corot art authentication matters, including detailed legitimacy investigations, provenance scrutiny and the identification of Corot fakes and fraud.

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Corot  Art  Authentication  Investigations : Before you begin

 

STEP ONE IN THE AUTHENTICATION  PROCESS - THE PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT OF VIABILITY STUDY

 

 

 

 

    We recommend that before entering into a full investigation of legitimacy or possible attribution of any work of art believed to be by Corot, it is essential to consider its viability realistically.

 

So we prefer to conduct a preliminary, professional pre-authentication assessment of the work in question for clients first. An important study and advisory, based upon your images, the details of the work of arts history and provenance as is known to you and any previous research or analysis that you may have formerly conducted.

It's made aiming to balance any obvious negative issues against the positive ones that are immediately recognisable and whatever obstacles that there may be in its future pursuit.

It's a logical and cost effective professional assessment for which there is a modest set fee.

Then you will be in a far better position to judge if the project is actually worth undertaking or not.

 

 

 

 

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Camile  Corot { French 1796 - 1875 }

 

   Camile Corot  was arguably the most respected  and influential of all French landscape painters, but he was painting a complete  generation before the birth of Impressionism.  

 

 The French artist Camile Corot is also one of, if not 'the' most faked artists of all time and in that respect Corot did little to help the art authentication experts of today when we try to determinine the authenticity and legitimacy of  Camile Corot paintings. Paintings which turn up claiming to have been painted by Corot himself. Why? Because he welcomed others signing his own name and did so himself to many copied works by his studio apprentices.

 By lending his own 'Corot' hallmark signature to countless numbers of landscapes painted in his manner and style, but not painted by Corot himself, instead executed by either his pupils, or those  in his circle of artistic friends, it makes Corot art authentication a very difficult task indeed.

  There are many historical quotes about the number of works of art that Jean Baptiste Camile Corot actually painted in his lifetime, but in the main, the principal illustrated by the quotes themselves is very interesting and pretty much the same. It simply quantifies the number of fake Corot's as being absoluteley enormous!

 

 

 

When is a Corot NOT a Corot?

Case Study:

When it looks like this.

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" It is estimated that during his lifetime, Corot executed around 3,000+

complete works of art. Though commentators vary.

 

Today, thousands of them appear to be in the United States alone!

 

 

 


 

Corot signature

 

COROT    FAKES:

 

 

 

With demand outstripping the supply, Corot's paintings began to be faked to a serious degree in the 1880's and haven't stopped being forged since.

 The Freemanart Consultancy, who specialise in art authentication investigations internationally, see many purported original works of art by Camile Corot each year, with most, if not all bearing the famous 'Corot' signature.

 Most of the Corot paintings that we see sadly are fakes. After all Corot's signature is hardly that difficult to falsify as it's usually signed in capital letters like the one on the left.

Though some fake Corot signatures are laughable and hardly dry when the painting is sold on to an unsuspecting buyer through an obscure auction room, or on an internet based auction site, both collectors and high hopers alike, become big losers when they buy a Corot fake.

There are many Corot look alikes too. Not  down an out Corot fake, but an old pot boiler landscape that someone has decided to add the signature of COROT to. 

Poor quality Barbizon school 'Corots' or Coro-esque look alike landscapes are commonplace.

 

 


 

The Jousseaume collection of Corot Fakes.

 

 As implausible as it sounds but sadly true, Dr. Felix Jousseaume, (1835-1921) the French author of 'Les vandales du Louvre', was a notorious art collector who amassed more than 2,400 fake Corot's in his life and claimed, rather, sadly believed that they were genuine Corot works.

T. Jefferson Reeder, in 'Under the Summer Sun', cites Jousseaume as a 'vigorous and foolish collector.' Others are less kind!

Sadly or fortunately, Mr. Jousseaume died without learning that his entire Corot collection was fake.

In all, the whole rather dodgy collection of Dr. Jousseaume numbered some 2,414 spurious Corot’s: including paintings, drawings and détrempes, with some commentators alluding to the possibility that Jousseaume himself may have been responsible for attempting versions of drawings for inclusion in his own collection ?


  This huge mass of fake works however was not committed to the flames when declared faux. As is often the case when meeting out of the sentence of French Law when a fake is determined to be one.


Inevitably, stories were invented that the Jousseaume pictures were Corot’s prolific ‘secret works’. This was then fed to eager collectors from any channels that were available, encouraging even more fake Corot's to be created.

But I wonder where is his collection now?

 



 

 

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Art Authentication

Additional problems:

 

Corots pupils included;

Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Edma Morisot, Alfred Sisley, Hippolyte - Camille Delpy, Paul Désiré Trouillibert, Achile Oudenot, Antoine Guillemet, Pierre Emmanuelle Eugene Damoye, Adolphe Appian, Pascal Dagnan Bouveret, Victor Edouard Lépine, Alphonse Lambert, Guy Jonson, Constant Auguste d L'aubiniere Gustave-Henri Colin, Jean Philippe Worth, Paul Dominique Gourlier, Aimé Jay, Victor Vignon Henri Rouart, George Collingridge de Tourcey, Dominique Gourlier, Jules Duprèe.

  Of interest, a number of followers of Corot also called themselves Corot's pupils. The best known is Eugène Boudin, who is also widely faked himself. There's Stanislas Lepine and Antoine Chintreuil, François-Louis Français, Charles Le Roux and Alexandre DeFaux. But so did Renoir and Monet, artists who were so influenced by him and experimented with Corot's technique that they too adopted the phrase.

 

 

So is your work real or by one of these artists bearing the Corot signature, or a fake Corot? Or is it another artists painting altogether, painted simply in the manner of Corot but bearing a fake Corot signature that reads "COROT" ?

 

Fake Corot.

Corot fake landscape


A Troulibert - Corot
Fake

Paul Désiré Trouillebert was a notorious

fakerof Corot’s works as did

Eric Hebborn and latterly the faker John Myatt

Trouilleberts “La Fontaine des Gabourets  
Trouilleberts Corot: “La Fontaine des Gabourets”  

 

 

 

The Dumas Scandal.

 Trouilleberts “La Fontaine des Gabourets” oil landscape (above) made the headlines back in 1883 as it had been legitimately sold by one of Paris’ most prominent art dealers, George Petit to the writer Alexandre Dumas.

However, it was later reveiled that Trouillebert’s signature had been removed and the painting resigned Corot. The Corot fake was discovered by Robaut and Bernheim-Jeune who complied the L'oeuvre de Corot catalogue raisonné and was returned to the original seller, Tedesco.

Trouillebert, had nothing at all to do with the fraud, so he brought a legal action against the guilty parties to clear his name.  Trouillebert triumphantly won his case amidst a wave of publicity. George Pettit was also cleared of any criminal wrong doing because he had purchased the fake Corot painting in good faith.

 

 

Authentic paintings by Corot

Lake Como authentic Corot painting

Camile Corot  art Authentication  Lake Como, oil on

canvas, signed Corot

Corot authentication: Ville d’Avray Landscape.

Corot authentication: Ville d’Avray Landscape.

Oil on Canvas

 

Fake Corot 

A poor Fake Corot 

Moonlit Landscape Camille Corot

Corot Authentication: Moonlit Landscape - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot  oil  on canvas

 

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