The Forensic Eye; Find your Inner Connoisseur

The Forensic Eye; Find your Inner Connoisseur

29 Aug 2021


The Arts Society Welwyn Garden

Day of Special Interest: The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur

26th November on Zoom

Three talks commencing at 10.30 with a coffee break and lunch break

Tickets per device £20.00

Our lecturer Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe will reveal how dealers, auctioneers and museum staff determine whether a piece is by one painter or another. What role does the signature play, and what are the key clues to look for when deciding who painted the picture?

Artists before the 18th century usually worked with several assistants around them, who were trained to reproduce the style of the master as closely as possible. How can we study these workshop productions, distinguishing between master and pupil, master, and copyists?

Chantal will help us consider clues, weigh up their relative usefulness, and learn some of the tricks of the connoisseur.

This promises to be a fascinating day.

How to Book

Contact: Cheryl Kellaway at

Include your name and tel. number

Pay by bank transfer:

Barclays Bank  sort code: 20-92-54    Account. 60945870

Ref: first line of your address /name


Send a cheque made payable to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden with your details to

Cheryl Kellaway: 55 Ladbrooke Drive, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 1QW





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