Carnes Fine Art offer free home consultations to view item(s) for sale in the comfort of your own home, this has proved to be a popular option with our regular clients and new customers. We offer an interest free purchase plan which can be tailored to you requirements. Dividing the payments over a defined period is an easy and flexible way to add a fine piece of art to your collection without paying the full amount in one transaction, please feel free to contact us for more details. Further services we provide are listed below.
Please contact us if you are looking to sell your fine art (19th-20th Century) – we are always looking to add fine quality original art work to our inventory.
We regularly source art work for our clients, if you are looking for a specific piece by a certain artist then contact us with your requirements and we’ll be happy to assist.
We offer experienced advice regarding art valuation. Our service is completely confidential, whether you are looking to part with your art work or merely searching for an insurance valuation. A minimum charge may apply, please contact us to discuss.
We have well established links with a leading art restorer. We will be pleased to advise regarding the necessary professional care of your art work. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your queries.
Framing & Gilding
We are able to refer your enquiry to our local contact who offers exceptional craftsmanship in this field.
A helpful guide of terms authenticating an artist to a work of art
“by” – The listing of the artist’s name generally means that the piece is accepted as the work of the named artist.
“attributed to” – (a named artist) – On the basis of style, the piece is believed to be by the hand of the artist, but with less certainty than the above category.
“probably by” – A term used to express minor uncertainty regarding the attribution, generally indicating a slightly stronger probability than attributed to.
“circle of” – A term used for a work by an artist who appears to be associated with the named artist, he or she is living at the same time as the named artist, and probably had some contact with him or her, but not is necessarily his or her pupil.
“follower of” – Use for a work by an unknown artist whose style is strongly influenced by the named artist and who is living at the same time as or shortly after the named artist, but is not necessarily his or her pupil.
“style of” or “follower of” (a named artist) – A direct copy of a known work of the named artist by any unknown hand and produced at any time after the production of the original.
“school of” – A term used for a work by an artist whose style is influenced by the named artist or by the associates of the named artist, who is living at the same time or shortly after the named artist, but is not known to be a pupil or direct follower of the named artist.
“studio of” (a named artist) – A term used for a work by an unknown artist working for a named studio that called itself an atelier, generally reserved for those studios located in France, or in Britain after the 18th century.
“atelier of” (a named artist) – A term used for a work by an unknown artist working for a named studio that called itself an atelier, generally reserved for those studios located in France, or in Britain after the 18th century.
“workshop of” – A term that indicates authorship by an unknown individual working directly for the named master, probably under his supervision. The distinction between “workshop of,” and “studio of” typically depends upon the historical period in which the artwork is created. “workshop of” is used for groups of artists working under a master’s name, generally in a system of apprenticeship common from ancient times until the nineteenth century.