Connoisseurship

Art marketanalysis

Connoisseurship: is it time for a comeback?

When prices and cultural value are so easily confused, there is a case for the return of critical evaluation—in updated form

Booksreview

The case is made for connoisseurs and their role in art history

The practice of connoisseurship, which, the author Frédéric Elsig argues, is a skill that can be learned, is examined in relation to 15th-and 16th-century painting

Another new Leonardo is a reason to be cheerful

The Virgin and Laughing Child was recently re-attributed as the artist's “only surviving sculpture”

Lawarchive

Authenticity and connoisseurship: How do we know it's real?

With a Calder, the judge overruled the expert; with a Schiele, the judge decided deceit was the clincher, and with a Braque, the judge upheld Christie’s right to fear liability

Collectorsarchive

“I still believe in the hand of the artist”: Interview with collector Eugene Thaw

The connoisseur, dealer, collector and patron of the Morgan Library discusses the importance of emotional impact, and how the art market has transformed since the start of his career

Newsarchive

Painting captured in police sting is by Raphael, says leading expert

The owner's careless sales technique led the carabinieri right to his doorstep