A catalogue raisonné is an official documentary record gathering all known artworks attributed to a specific artist and publishing them together with illustrations of each and information about the history, provenance, and attribution support for each work (which is where the “reasoned” part in the French phrase comes from as the reason the art is attributed is included for each piece). I've just come across these guidlines on how to write a catalogue raisonne, from the website of a recent 'Authentication in Art' conference held in The Hague:. [11] The question of whether producers of catalogues raisonnés should accept responsibility for determining authenticity of works was debated at a seminar on 29 March 2012 held at Christies, New York under the auspices of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association.[16]. Nor does it include prints. [6] Presenter and art dealer Philip Mould said "I would now [think] three times or more before sending it to Paris. Essential as a scholarly tool for academic researchers, it is also a source of authoritative provenance and authentication information for dealers… The works are described in such a way that they may be reliably identified by third parties. [13], In contrast to this decision the edition of the programme broadcast in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2014 investigated one of a group of paintings reputedly by French post-impressionist Édouard Vuillard and on this occasion a committee of the Wildentstein Institute decided that the painting should be included in their catalogue raisonné for the artist. So for the benefit of any budding connoisseurs out there, I would add the following three crucial tips (obviously, this is all mostly relevant to Old Masters, and not modern and contemporary catalogues). The parameters may be restricted to one type of art work by one artist or widened to all the works by a group of artists. first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 2 February 2014, an example of such a committee was featured. To help us move the project forward, the Foundation published an ad in the December 2019 issue of ArtNexus , the most important magazine on Latin American art. The painting was submitted to the Wildenstein Institute which is the publisher of the catalogues raisonnés[12] most widely accepted as authoritative on the subject of Monet paintings. Obtain permission to reproduce the artist’s work and try to have fees waived or reduced. Set up a computerized database to file images, data and correspondence, and establish protocols for naming images and files. [8][9] The French pluralization "catalogues raisonnés" is used.[7][a]. I've just come across these guidlines on how to write a catalogue raisonne, from the website of a recent 'Authentication in Art' conference held in The Hague: I - Preparation: creating favourable conditions. Studio process and other contemporary photographs will provide additional documentation. His main involvement with the process was to make notes on the backs of the photographs that were presented to him every week by my mother. Flam, J.; Rogers, K.; and Clifford, T. (2012). Explore the possibility of collaborating with other specialists as a CR calls for a multidisciplinary approach. Some may think that they can push it through, but then the end product would be neither a catalogue raisonné nor any sort of professional work. An example of individual policies is given by the Wildenstein Institute's stated policy with regard to authentication of artworks which (at 8 February 2014) was as follows: 'After examination, and based on the opinion of the members of the committee, a recommendation is made in the form of the intention to include or not to include the work under study; a third possibility also exists, that of continuing the examination of the work. Guidelines for compiling a catalogue raisonné of a sculptor's works.