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Investigating the Authenticity and Attributions of works of art believed to be by;

 

Joseph Wright  A.R.A R.A

Called Joseph Wright of Derby

(1734 – 1797)

British

 

 

    * An oil painting by a famous Derby artist has fetched more than £7 million GBP at an auction in London.
Joseph Wright's An Academy By Lamplight ( Illustrated below) was bought for £7,263,700 in 2017 at Sotheby’s - more than double the amount it expected to fetch. The 1769 oil painting is the most valuable Joseph Wright painting sold at auction to date.

 Like many of his contemporaries he travelled to Italy and was taken by the carnivals and fireworks, but no more so than by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius which he witnessed that prompted him to make many paintings of. He is also known for his paintings of intimate candle-lit subjects as well as scientific and industrial subjects.

 

 Academic paintings of high quality were in high demand in Britain and Europe at that time in history and there were many, many important paintings that he produced Although it is highly unlikely that such a masterpiece will surface as a previously unknown from the mists of time, as they are so very well recorded, perhaps more minor ones, including studies and sketches certainly could.

 

  But it is important to be able to distinguish between those works actually executed by him, against those 'claiming' to be by him.

There are also those replicated or repeated by others and then those created by artists from within his direct circle. Alongside works simply painted by his followers, who produced similarly themed paintings in his own very successful manner but which could have been painted at any time after him.

 But there are always those intent upon deception with a plan who locate a vaguely similar, preferably anonymous painting or drawing, executed in a similar style and manner to that of an artist they wish to pass it off by. Then add to it a copied signature or monogram, a forged atelier, studio, or auction house stamp, an inscription or gallery label which they aim to be convincing and soon the attempt at fraud is near complete. 

 Frankly, this is easily the most common form of forgery that we encounter and it has been happening for centuries.

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 As an international specialist fine art consultancy, with bases in the UK and Europe, we have been confidentially serving both private individuals and corporate clients around the world for over 45 years. Investigating both single works of art and complete collections for clients, and conducting in-depth authentication and legitimacy inquiries, full academic and forensic investigations and multilingual archival research into the origins of all old master works of art from different geographical regions and periods. We also scrutinize and research the provenance and ownership lineage.

 We are able to assist and advise you in all fine art related matters, particularly issues of authenticity and attribution, including the works of Joseph Wright of Derby, his circle, studio, or those of his followers, or any works of art that you are keen to learn about.

 Some various example works of art associated with this name appear below as illustrations. 

Note: No inference is made, nor is it intended as to the question of legitimacy. Moreover these 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.

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Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
AN ACADEMY BY LAMPLIGHT
Oil on canvas
Estimate £2,500,000.00 — £3,500,000.00
Sold £7,263,700.00
Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
A Blacksmith's Shop
Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £400,000.00 - GBP £600,000.00
Sold GBP £914,850.00
Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
Study of the head of John Stavely, for The Old Man Grieving over his Ass, from Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey
Oil on paper, laid on board
Estimate GBP £70,000.00 - GBP £100,000.00
Sold GBP £217,250.00
     
Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
A GROTTO IN THE GULF OF SALERNO, WITH THE FIGURE OF JULIA, BANISHED FROM ROME
oil on canvas
Estimate £100,000.00 — £150,000.00
Sold £665,000.00

Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
Portrait of Colonel Charles Heathcote (1730 1803), full-length, in the uniform of the 35th

Foot, in a wooded landscape Oil on canvas
Sold USD $962,500.00

Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
Portrait of Master Thomas Haden
Oil on canvas
Estimate USD 120,000.00 - USD 180,000.00
Sold USD $288,000.00
     

Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
An old man, half-length, in a brown fur-lined

coatOil on canvas

Estimate USD 60,000.00 - USD 80,000.00
Sold USD $138,000.00

Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)
STUDY OF A BOY READING
Inscribed by William Bemrose on the mount (verso): Drawn by / ''Wright of Derby''/ W Bemrose
Black and white chalk, on laid paper
Estimate £200,000.00 — £300,000.00
Sold £313,250.00
Circle of Joseph Wright of Derby
Head study of a bearded man
Oil on canvas
Estimate GBP £6,000.00 - GBP £8,000.00
Sold GBP £12,500.00
     

Attributed to Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797) Portrait of a lady, bust-length, in a blue

dress, in a feigned oval Oil on canvas
Sold GBP £5,000.00

Follower of Joseph Wright of Derby

(Derby 1734-1797)
Portrait of a young man, half-length, in a green jacket and black tie Oil on canvas
Sold GBP £2,250.00

After Joseph Wright of Derby, A.R.A.
EDWIN, FROM DR. BEATTIE'S MINSTREL (THE PROGRESS OF GENIUS)
Estimate USD 6,000.00 — 8,000.00
Sold USD $10,625.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Art Authentication Investigation

 

 The duration and the direction of any authenticity investigation or inquiry into 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.

  

 L'évaluation de pré-authentification. La evaluación previa a la autenticación

 

 

 We strongly advise clients before embarking on a full investigation of legitimacy or an artist or studio attribution inquiry, that it is wise to have an impartial preliminary assessment conducted first. One made to balance any issues that may be present that could make the longer term exercise unviable.

 This is a professional advisory service we provide, based upon the images you supply, the full details of work of arts acquisition, its history and provenance as is known to you, along with sight of any documentation, previous research or analysis that you may have had formerly conducted.

You should then have a far better understanding of both the prospects or any pitfalls we may face, before making a decision. This is a logical and cost effective professional review for which there is a modest set fee.

 

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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.

 


 

 

 

A WORK OF ART DESCRIPTOR AND ITS TERMINOLOGY

 

 

  *It is very important to clearly understand the auction terms that are commonly 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; Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797) and his school & studio.

 

  •  Where the name, Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797), is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as, Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797), including his dates to be specific, 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 Joseph Wright of Derby (Derby 1734-1797)  is the term used, or it is similarly defined as 'ascribed to' or '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 that it 'possibly' may be by him.
  •  But if the term Joseph Wright of Derby - circle of, entourage, or “Circle of Joseph Wright of Derby” 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 Joseph Wright of Derby” or “Follower of Joseph Wright of Derby 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 Joseph Wright of Derby 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….Joseph Wright of Derby"; 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 - Joseph Wright of Derby; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Joseph Wright of Derby” 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, Joseph Wright of Derby is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Joseph Wright of Derby/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.

 

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