Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Art Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Art Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Appraisal and valuation.locked

  • Thomas P. McNulty


Terms that both refer to the assignment of monetary value to works of fine or decorative artworks; they are often used interchangeably but, in fact, are only partially related in meaning. “Appraisal” represents the field whose practitioners assign values to properties for specific—often official or legal—purposes (e.g. tax deductions for museum donations, equitable distribution of property in the event of a divorce or dissolution of a gallery co-ownership, etc.). The documents that convey these substantiated values are also referred to as “appraisals.”...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Please subscribe to access the full content.