Gerrit Dou - Gerard Douw

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Investigating the Authenticity of Works of art believed to be by or Attributed to

Gerrit Dou & Workshop

 Gerrit Dou - Also known as Gerard and Douw

(Leiden 1613-1675)

Dutch

 

Including his pupils and followers: Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mierisj, Pieter Cornelisz van Slingelandt, Pieter Harmensz Verelst,

Dominicus van Tol, Pieter and Harmen van Steenwijck, Davidsz de Heem, Pieter Potter, Schlaken, Bartholomaeus Maton

Matthijs Naiveu and Gerrit Maes.

 

 

 The Dutch Golden age of painting brought its finest of master craftsmen to the helm and right at the front of the list of Dutch Old Masters of the finest and purest kind was Leiden artist Gerrit Dou, born (Gerard Dou)

 Trained by Rembrandt, his small superlatively crafted paintings were photographic in quality. So admired was the Leiden artist that he was soon to be emulated, copied and faked to a dramatic degree. Even employing members of his own family to keep up with production demands, leaving us with a legacy of art authentication problems to sort out in the 21st century.

 Gerrit Dou's masterpieces depicting typical Dutch genre scenes, often in his own inimitable arched format were highly regarded and collected by European monarchs and wealthy collectors across the continent and varying quality degrees of similarly painted works of art were suddenly available, driven by massive commercial demand.

 The problem of identifying the authentic from the copies, the copies from the forgeries and the followers interpretations are left to experts to determine and we see far more fakes and copies of Golden Age works, than they do real Gerard Dou masterpieces, either innocently and not so innocently turning up quite regularly at auctions and in art galleries around the world.

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 We are international fine art consultants and investigators bases in the UK and Europe, specialising in conducting full investigations into the authenticity of works of art created by artists in all categories, from all regions and historical eras. Scrutinize and track provenance and have been confidentially serving and advising both private individuals and corporate clients from around the world for over 45 years.

 We can assist and advise you in all old master fine art related matters, particularly issues of authenticity and the attribution of any old or modern master works of art, including the works of Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675) his circle, studio, pupils or followers, or any works of art that you are unsure about.

Some example works of art appear below as illustrations. Note: No inference is made nor is it intended as to the question of their legitimacy. Moreover they are an across the board representational view of the differing types of works that are and may be offered and advertised for sale at auction internationally.

 

 

     

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)
A sleeping dog beside a terracotta jug, a basket,

a pair of clogs and a pile of kindling wood
Signed and dated 'GDov. 1650' (GD linked,
Oil on panel
Estimate USD 2,000,000.00 - 3,000,000.00
Sold USD $4,720,000.00

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)
A young lady playing a clavichord
Oil on panel
Estimate USD 1,000,000.00 -2,000,000.00
Sold USD $3,330,500.00
Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)
A hermit saint reading in a cave
Signed 'GDov.'
Oil on panel
Sold USD $482,500.00
     
     

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)
AN ELDERLY WOMAN, SEATED BY A WINDOW

AT HER SPINNING WHEEL, EATING PORRIDGE
Signed GDovOil on panel
Estimate USD 2,000,000.00 - 3,000,000.00
Sold USD $5,346,500.00

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)

YOUNG GIRL WITH A PERROQUET IN A NICHE

Oil on panel

Estimate USD 300,000.00 - 400,000.00 Sold USD $628,000.00

Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)

A LANDSCAPE WITH A GOAT Signed on the rock GDOV (GD in ligature) Oil on oak panel

Sold GBP £109,250.00

     
     
Follower of Gerrit Dou
Saint Jerome in Prayer
Oil on copper
Sold GBP £7,500.00
Circle of Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)
A woman with a jug at a casement
Oil on canvas
Sold GBP £3,750.00
After Gerrit Dou Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675)
A maidservant scouring a brass pan at a window
Oil on panel
Sold GBP £562.00.00
     
 
SOME INTERESTING GERRIT DOU FORGERIES
     

 

                

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Authentication

 

 The duration and the direction of any authenticity investigation or an attribution of a work of art will inevitably vary from project to project. But there are clear and very well defined professional formalities, responsibilities and areas of scrutiny that we can formally assist you with, including:

 

  • Authentication: Authentification:   Conducting comprehensive investigations and in depth research into a work of art with a view to establishing a correct, complete and formally recognized certification. One absolutely upheld by the appropriate, legally acknowledged and internationally sanctioned authority, body or expert on that given artist. Directing detailed and complicated inquiries, with multilingual capability, including any international academic research and forensic applications that are required.

 

  •  Attribution: Identifying and confirming the identity of a previously anonymous artist, studio or workshop from which a work of art most likely originated. Including the re-examination and investigation of a previous attribution which may be incorrect, or the scrutiny of an attribution that has been formally questioned or is currently doubted.

 

 

  •  Confirmation:  Undertaking research and investigations into the legitimacy of the provenance, history and prior ownership of a work of art and establishing its accuracy and legitimacy.

 

  •  Scrutiny: Examen minutieux:Identifying fake or faux works of art and forgeries, including any false supportive accompanying documentation and determining works of art which may be studio or later copies, or previously given incorrect attributions.

 

  •  Prosecution: Poursuite: Investigating alleged art fraud and forgery and assisting and advising those who are currently , or may be considering litigating or prosecuting the fact. This includes colleagues who are legal professionals and individual private clients.

 

  •  Attention: Conducting all fine art related due diligence and duty of care inquiries. Including safe prepurchase or sale related audits and assisting clients in consolidating a well balanced future family distribution.

 

 

  •  Appraisal: Évaluation - Valuations and condition reports.

 

 

 

 

 

Step one in the Art Authentication and Attribution process.

The Pre-Authentication Assessment

 

    Before you begin any authenticity, legitimacy, or artist attribution investigation, it is wise to have an impartial preliminary assessment of the viability of the project conducted first. One made to independently and rationally balance any negative issues there may be against the positive. You should treat this study as a safety net.

 We will be happy to professionally undertake this for you, based upon good quality images that you supply and all the known facts regarding its acquisition, the history and provenance of the work of art as is known to you.

You will then have a far better understanding of the prospects and indeed the possible pitfalls that could lie ahead.

See our FAQ's for details of the process

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  Avant d'entreprendre une enquête sur l'authenticité d'une œuvre d'art ou l'attribution d'un artiste, il est plus que prudent de procéder à une évaluation impartiale de sa faisabilité. Ceci est fait pour équilibrer indépendamment tous les problèmes négatifs qui peuvent exister contre le positif.

Nous serons heureux d'entreprendre cette étude d'une manière professionnelle pour vous que nous considérons comme votre principal filet de sécurité.
Il sera basé sur les images que vous fournissez et tous les faits connus concernant votre acquisition, son passé et la provenance de l'œuvre telle que vous la connaissez.
Vous aurez alors une meilleure compréhension des perspectives et des difficultés éventuelles à venir, avant de prendre une décision.

 

 

 Spanish flag Antes de embarcarse en cualquier investigación de autenticidad artística o atribución de artista, es más que prudente realizar primero una evaluación imparcial de su viabilidad. Esto se hace para equilibrar independientemente cualquier problema negativo que pueda haber contra el positivo.

Nos complace emprender profesionalmente ese estudio para usted, que consideramos su red de seguridad. Se basará en las imágenes que usted suministre y todos los hechos conocidos con respecto a su adquisición, historia pasada y procedencia del trabajo tal como lo conoce.

Entonces tendrá una mejor comprensión.

 


 

 

 

ABOUT A WORK OF ART DESCRIPTOR AND ITS TERMINOLOGY

 

 

  *It is important to very clearly understand the auction terms that are used in any published descriptor and to be cautious of works that may just be created in the manner of the artist, or those which could be variants of the artists works of art that bear a signature or monogram. In this case as if they were defining the creations of the Dutch artist Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675) .

 

  •  Where the name, Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675) is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675) , including his dates, then in their qualified and professional opinion they are in no doubt. It is a genuine and authentic item and one painted by that artist. This is usually fully qualified by its inclusion in any catalogue raissone, or by the guarantee of the opinion given by the appropriate and internationally recognized expert authority on the artist.

 

  •  When Attributed to Gerrit Dou (Leiden 1613-1675) is used, or it is similarly defined as 'Attrib. to ' [abbreviated,] or Attribué à, or ascribed to, then in their opinion it is 'probably' a work by the artist, at least in part. But... there is no guarantee. It is only an opinion.

 

  •  But if the term Gerrit Dou - circle of, or “Circle of Gerrit Dou ” is specifically used, then in their opinion, it is a work only of the period of the artist, but showing their influence. Or by someone closely associated with the artist, BUT not necessarily by their pupil or student.

 

  •  When the name is given thus; Painted in the “Style of Gerrit Dou ” or “Follower of Gerrit Dou is used, this means that in their opinion it is a work of art executed only in the artist’s way, their 'style', but not necessarily by a pupil. Yet it may be a contemporary, or nearly a contemporary of the artist.

 

  •  If the phrase in the “Manner of Gerrit Dou is used or is defined….” then in their opinion it is also only a work painted in the style of the artist, but of a later date and definitely not by the artist as named.

 

  •  When the term “After….Gerrit Dou "; is the term used, then in their opinion it is a copy (made at any date) of an authentic and original work by the artist. This also applies to prints made 'after' an original work of art either by the artist or another artist/ printmaker.

 

  •  Signed - Gerrit Dou ; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Gerrit Dou ” Then in their opinion the work has been signed/dated/or inscribed by that specific artist. The addition of a question mark ? however, indicates a strong element of doubt.

 

  •  When the term 'bears signature', is used or the name, Gerrit Dou is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Gerrit Dou /date/or inscription” Then in 'their opinion,' either the signature / date / or inscription is spurious, forged or has been added by someone else other than the artist.

 

 

We can assist and advise you in all fine art related matters.

 

 

 

SOME OTHER ART AUTHENTICATION EXPERTISE LINKS BY ARTIST

 

       
APPEL KAREL
BRANCUSI   CONSTANTIN
BOUVARD  - Famile.
CEZANNE PAUL
CHAGALL MARC
CORNEILLE  Guillaume Beverloo
COROT CAMILE
CORTES EDOUARD
CROME JOHN
DE KOONING WILLEM
DEGAS EDGAR
DOU GERRIT
DUFY RAOUL
GAINSBOROUGH Thomas
GRIS JUAN
KHALO FRIDA
KIRCHNER  ERNST LUDWIG
LAM  WILFREDO
LEGER FERNAND
LIEBERMAN  MAX
MATISSE HENRI
MALEVICH  KAZIMIR
MIRO JOAN
MONDRIAN   PIET
MONET CLAUDE
MORISOT BERTHE
PISSARRO CAMILLE
POPPELMANN PETER
REMBRANDT VAN  RIJN
RENOIR PIERRE
REYNOLDS JOSHUA
ROUSSEAU THEODORE
SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE FRANK
TITIAN / TIZIANO
TURNER J. M. W.
VAN GOGH VINCENT 
VLAMINCK  MAURICE de
VOUILLARD EDOUARD
CONYERS BARKER
HUGHES Derrick
GAUGUIN INDEXES
KLINE FRANZ
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
PECHSTEIN MAX
ROUALT GEORGE
BUFFET BERNARD
MUNNINGS Sir Alfred James
FRAGONARD Jean Honore
GREUZE  Jean Baptiste
DAUMIER HONORE
KREGTEN FEDOR van
CSALLOKOZI Farkas Lőrinc
EDOUARD MANET
Johannes Molzahn
PAUL KLEE
Francisco José de GOYA
Albert MARQUET
de CHIRICO
AMOS CASSIOLI      

 

 

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