Glossary Of Terms

 

Please note that all of the terms and descriptions used in this catalogue are intended as qualified opinions only and are subject to the Conditions of Sale and Limited Warranty set forth elsewhere. Neal Auction Company assumes no express or implied warranty with respect to these terms and descriptions, and they shall not be construed to be a warranty, representation or assumption of liability. Subject to the foregoing, with respect to authorship of works of art, the following terms shall have the following meanings: 

George Inness

In our qualified opinion, we believe the work is by the artist named. 

Attributed to George Inness

In our qualified opinion, we believe the work may be ascribed to the artist named on the basis of style and period, but our opinion is less certain than in the previous category.

Signed “George Inness”

In our qualified opinion, the signature, monogram or other indication of authorship is a signature of the artist.

School of George Inness

In our qualified opinion, the work is of the period of the artist named, by a student or a follower of the artist, but not by the artist. 

Manner of George Inness

In our qualified opinion, although the work is in the style of the artist named, it is actually of a later period.

After George Inness

In our qualified opinion, the work is a copy of a known work of the artist named.  Bears signature “George Inness” - In our qualified opinion, although the work bears the signature or monogram of the artist, the work most likely is not that of the artist. 

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