Topic: Need help verifying a Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement Painting

Hello I came across this website while doing research on an oil painting I recently purchased at a local swap meet in Los Angeles. I believe it is an original, unsigned Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement. I noticed several similar painting posted on this website by a member named Leon McDowell. One in particular looks like the same model in a different pose, titled "Gitana" that was Uploaded by Mr. McDowell on Thursday, 20 November 2008. It was disheartened that my painting was not signed but it appears that several of F.R.S. Clement's paintings are not signed (like the one I noted that is very similar to mine). I have attached a pict of the artwork and any help in confirming the identity would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Need help verifying a Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement Painting

Hey there jer540,
     Apologies for not having responded sooner. This one is a bit challenging, as Clement is not an artist with lots of "traces" online. We're not art appraisers here at The Athenaeum, but some suggestions:

AskArt lists three "dealers" for the artist, with contact details. You could try them:
http://www.askart.com/AskART/artists/se … t=11126707

Capes Dunn in the UK sold a Clement at auction on May 8, so they should be pretty up-to-date about authenticating/appraising his works.
Auction lots page (lot 232): http://www.capesdunn.com/Catalogues/af080513/page8.html
Contact page for Capes Dunn: http://www.capesdunn.com/

To my untrained eye, the style looks spot on, and it seems to be an original rather than a copy. That doesn't mean much, though. ;-)

It would be great if you could update us later - what you found, how the process worked for you.

Thanks for the note,
Chris McCormick

Re: Need help verifying a Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement Painting

Hi, just wanted to follow-up and let you know I showed the photos of my painting to some art experts and an auction house and they all agreed that they thought it "looked" genuine and the real deal, but they said without a signature it's a tough item to sell. Which is ok with me because I don't mind keeping the piece smile

Re: Need help verifying a Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement Painting

Thanks, jer540! We so rarely get reports back, and it's always interesting to hear form people going through the process of identification/authentication. It helps others on the site to understand how it works.

If I may ask, what did the "art experts" and auction house charge you, if anything, to take a look at the work?

All the best,
Chris

Re: Need help verifying a Francisco Rodriguez Sanchez Clement Painting

Hi Chris sorry for the belated response. I took the painting to a "free" monthly art appraisal at a Los Angeles auction house called Bonhams & Butterfields. They had two art experts examine the painting. It was actually a fun experience and felt like I was on an episode of Antiques Roadshow. There were people with all sorts of amazing items. By the way, I have decided to try to sell the painting on eBay. Here's a link if interested...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121241499902

Cheers,
Jeremy