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Guide To Fine Arts Collection


The great works done by David Roberts artist, Charles Pears, etc. during the 19th centuries can be amazing preservation by the art lovers. There are several reputed art galleries which deal in this type of paintings and help to enrich the collection of the buyers. You must seek the advice of experts in this field before making investments in fine arts. However, sometimes it becomes difficult to lay hands on an authentic piece of art. The tips given below can be of great help during such situations:  
 
1. Numbered And Hand-Signed: The painting that you wish to buy must get numbered in the list of limited editions and must have the hand sign of the original artist. This ensures that you stay protected from reciprocals produced photo-mechanically.
 
2. Documentation And Information Of The Catalogue Raisonne: Make sure you check the catalogue to find out that the print you are purchasing corresponds with the original information given by the artist. This is another factor which ensures the authentication of the art.
 
3. Re-Strikes Vs Lifetime Impressions: An original print by the artist definitely bears certain characteristics and qualities which you can find in the catalogue documented by the artist. Later impressions or re-strikes get printed from the original plates. These, however, do not get authorized by the artists. People collect both these forms of art but the values are definitely going to vary.
 
4. Authentication Certificate: You must never forget to check this certificate while purchasing any kind of fine art.  
 
After you complete judging the originality of the art, also find out whether the price charged for it is worthy enough or not. The prices of paintings vary on several factors like the history behind the art, the provenance of the art and obviously the artist engaged in portraying it. Make an in-depth research and comparing of each art form before you purchase any. Nowadays, many art galleries are also offering Orientalist paintings for sale which give you amazing insights into the world of the Middle East of the romantic era.