Our Expertise

How do you build Degas authentication expertise?

  • You start with a good general education in art history, an MA or a PhD.
  • You become fluent in French.
  • You visit every museum that has some Degas paintings, drawings, prints, monotypes, bronzes.
  • You attend every Degas exhibition.
  • You read everything written by the scholars who preceded us about Degas.
  • You become familiar with everything forensics, science, technology and special photography can contribute to authenticating.
  • You join a firm that handles a lot of Degas and you learn how it’s done.

Our expertise rests on having an entire group of experts who have done all this.

We have been authenticating Degas for 21 years.