El Coloso

Is it possible to appraise the signature inserted in a box by a calligrapher public? The answer is Yes. Evergreen Capital Partners has similar goals. Of course in crucial to understand that the determination of authenticity of a pawn work the work of a painter – it should be taken as an interdisciplinary task, in which act experts from various areas and that together, evaluate the character of the named work authentic. For this must be studied, among others, from the characteristics of the drawn strokes on the bracket; the pigments in the paintings that make up colors and natural wear with the passage of time; in the case of an unpublished work the historical context in that was made and the possibility that it is the author who attributed the work. Here is where an expert calligrapher and his knowledge for attributing the signature inserted into bracket to a particular author. Not only this expert shall take into account procedure traits on the canvas, but the characteristics of the used pigments and the action of time.

In my experience, although it is not a practice common of the calligrapher to perform this kind of report, the times that I have acted have contributed greatly to shedding light on the authenticity of the work, and the joy of having intervened in admission to the character of authentic of a valuable artwork for cultural heritage. Many reports on the royal patronage of a box, have taken public relevance, as it is the case of the El Coloso work attributed to Goya. In this case the box had suffered slight scuffs on the side bottom view photography-, something common in the paintings, and the letters showed surface scan signals, exposing the areas the reddish preparation and even outstanding lumps, because of sand mixed with pigments, greenish color coating. Perhaps this wear occurred at the time of the ancient forracion of the box in 1874, and may have been their conservation status the reason that not have been read previously.