If you are not expecting to ever be a great artist don't date the front of your work because normal people who buy paintings just to make their room look nice prefer things that are fresh to the market.
From the shop keepers point of view knowing the date can stop you accepting works for sale that have been shopped from gallery to gallery and not sold. People who look at art can sometimes remember something the've seen in the shop up the road.
|Eight signatures by Rembrandt|
between 1626 and 1633
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What's your current practice - do you date your artwork or not?
On my website you can vote in and see the results of a different POLL: Do you date your artwork?
Do you include a date on your artwork?Plus read more advice about Pros and Cons of Dating Artwork plus TIPS
- Yes - on the artwork and somewhere where it's obvious
- Yes - on the artwork but somewhere not obvious
- Yes - on the reverse of the drawing or painting / base of the sculpture
- No - I rarely date my artwork
- No - I never date my artwork