Fernando botero
30 November 2023
Description

Fernando botero drawing

Dimensions

45cm x38cm

Acquired from
Dealer or Gallery
For sale
Yes
Answered within 4 days
By Anne M.
Dec 04, 08:18 UTC
Presumably not genuine

Dear Yassine,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry and for your patience!

The presented object appears to be a pencil on paper sketch of a nude mother and child. The mother is seated on a chair and faces to her right, while the infant seated on her thigh nurses at her right breast. The drawing measures approximately 45 x 38 cm. and has been attributed to the Colombian artist, Fernando Botero (1932-2023) due to the presence of the signature "Botero" at the bottom right of the composition and what appears to be an attestation of authenticity affixed to the verso, signed Joseph Guillon. This piece is in good condition and no severe damage is visible in the images provided.

The presented object is very similar but not identical to this work, which was exhibited at La Maison de la Petite Sara, a gallery in San Marino, in 2021: https://www.artsy.net/artwork/fernando-botero-breastfeeding-mom

Therefore, the unfortunate conclusion from this investigation is that the work of art presented is most likely a forgery, which holds no market value.

If you have questions or concerns, I would recommend that you get in touch with our authentication team by email at [email protected].

Kind regards,
Anne

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