Coming Soon: A Dedicated Art Law Court

Are judges and juries best placed to decide the outcome of an art law dispute? Art market professionals do not seem to think so. Fortunately for them, from 7 June 2018, they will no longer have to worry about entrusting difficult questions regarding the authenticity of an artwork to a court of law.  A new Court of Arbitration for Art (CAA) is being launched to resolve art law disputes around the globe.

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Walpole and the ancient world

In this fourth instalment of our special blog series, we continue to follow art historian and provenance researcher, Silvia Davoli, on the trail of the lost treasures of Strawberry Hill House. Silvia unearths some astonishing finds when she delves deeper into Walpole’s collection of antique artefacts and explores his fascination with the ancient world.

Rome, February 1740. A young Horace Walpole arrives and I imagine the late winter sun illuminating his face, earnest and flushed with anticipation as he trawls the city for fashionable parties and collectible antiques. Continue reading