Condition of a work of art


Most original graphic work of Chagall that is still in circulation, has suffered years and years under the influence of daylight, since good UV-resistant glass is of relatively recent date. Other causes (such as framing against non-acid-free cardboard) may also have damaged the artwork. Sometimes this second-hand work is offered after being restored. Although we realize that the perfect graphic work has become scarcer over the years, we do not recommend the purchase of restored work. The damage can never be completely undone and the freshness of the colors will never be returned.


We can examine for you the condition of your artwork and whether it has been restored. The research takes place in our studio and costs € 60. You can be present and follow the entire research closely. We charge € 20 for a subsequent written report of our findings. This report is sent to you by letter.

Chagall Galerie Wuyt

Erik de Wolf BSc - Gallery-owner   

Spiegelgracht 32

1017 JS Amsterdam

+31(0)642 694 446


Chagall Research Centre Wuyt

drs Pieter Zuidema M.A. - CRC-director   

Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 143 (bg) 

1017 NK  Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 73 72 739  

+31 (0)624 105 863