Paintings created by the Hart family can increase quite significantly over the years, therefore it is important to have your paintings valued from time to time. Certificates of valuation are usually required for one of the following reasons:
- Insurance purposes
- Superannuation Fund portfolios
- Family divisions, deceased estate or bankruptcy
- You would like to sell your work privately and require a current value of the work. A certificate of valuation from David Hart also gives your potential purchaser peace of mind and may also help you with achieving a better sales outcome on the secondary market.
The cost of a certificate of valuation is $175. If you have more than one original painting to value then each consecutive valuation will be charged at $125 each. If you purchased the artwork originally from David Hart Galleries then the cost of the valuations are reduced to $125 each. We provide certificates of valuation for original paintings of all of the Hart family members, but we do not provide valuations for any other artist.
The certificate of valuation will include a photograph of the artwork that must be provided by you. When attaching the photographs, please ensure that the photo taken of the front of the artwork is as square as possible, and should also include all of the frame in order to give the best result. A photo of the entire back of the painting is also necessary to show what the painting is painted on, the inventory number, and whether the painting has a microchip or has had Pro Hart’s DNA mark applied. Even if you can’t see anything, please still include this photo (no need to take the painting out of the frame for the photograph).
Please ensure there are no flash marks or glare on the photographs. To be uploaded via the website the photographs are required to be under 2MB each. If the photographs are too large and won’t upload, please email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your details for a certificate of valuation