Explanation of Picture Cataloguing Terms

 

Any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, provenance and condition is a statement of opinion and is not to be taken as a statement or representation of fact. Roseberys reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon an expert or authority considered by them to be reliable.

 

1.‘Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 1577-1640’1. ‘Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 1577-1640’       

In our opinion, a work by the artist.

2.‘Attributed to Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 1577-1640’             

In our opinion, probably a work by the artist.

3.‘Circle of Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 1577-1640’

In our opinion, a work by an unidentified artist working in the artist’s style and during the period of the artist’s life.

4.‘Follower of Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 1577-1640’       

In our opinion, a work by an unidentified artist working in the artist’s style, contemporary or near contemporary. 

5.‘School of Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 17th century’             

In our opinion, a work executed during this period and in the style associated with that artist.

6.‘Flemish School, 17th century’             

In our opinion, a work executed during this period and in the style associated with that location.

7.‘Manner of Peter Paul Rubens’             

In our opinion, a work by an unidentified artist working in the artist’s style but at a later date, although not of recent execution.

8.‘Style of Peter Paul Rubens’             

In our opinion, a work by an unidentified artist working in the artist’s style and of recent execution.

9.‘After Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish 1577-1640’             

In our opinion, a copy by an unidentified artist of a named work by the artist.

 

A picture catalogued with accompanying dates e.g. 1577-1640 relates to the identification of the particular artist and is not proof of attribution or indicative of authenticity.

The terms ‘signed’, ‘dated’, ‘inscribed’ means that in our opinion these are by the artist’s hand. 

The terms ‘bears signature’, ‘bears date’, ‘bears inscription’ means that in our opinion that these have been added by another hand other than the artist.

All references to signature, inscriptions and dates refer to the present state of the work.

Dimensions are given in centimetres, height before width and are measured from the edges of the work if these are visible and if not, from the front.

All pictures are framed, unless otherwise stated in the catalogue.

Catalogue and website images may not be a true representation of an item due to printing or photographing processes.