Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay?

Payments can be made via check or wire transfer.
Wire Transfer Information:
CitiBank, N.A.
153 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10043
Routing (ABA): 021000089
Account Number: 4988270016

For International Wires: Send US dollars using Swift Code CITIUS33

What is a Provenance?

A provenance is record of ownership that follows chronological order beginning with the origin of the painting leading up to the present.

What is a Catalogue Raisonné?

A catalogue raisonné is a complete, critical, annotated listing of all known works by a specific artist authored by qualified experts and scholars.

Why is a Catalogue Raisonné important?

A catalogue raisonné holds specific importance in research, the identification of, and purchase of works done by a singular artist. The catalogue is explored specifically for reliable use by third party citations.

What unit of measurement should be used?

Measurements of artwork should be presented in inches or centimeters.

What if I am missing a required detail?

If you are missing a required detail or are unsure about specifications, please indicate. Or email us at archives@findlayinstitute.org.

What if the painting has been previously damaged?

We are always interested in seeing the work of art in whatever condition it may be in. Please send us any images and we will be in touch with an answer to whether or not we can proceed.

When can I expect to hear back from the institute?

We strive in every effort to reply to our clients in a timely manner. Upon receiving the request, you will receive a confirmation email. Every research endeavor requires a different amount of time, but we understand that your time is important and we will try to reply as soon as possible.

What if I don’t have the original sales invoice?

We understand that the original sales invoice is often misplaced, please use the form to tell us as much as you can about the sale history of the piece (roughly what year, name of proprietor, and location).

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