What is provenance?

A record authenticating a print will establish its value and will help when it comes to insurance. Provenance is the record of ownership, or a historic record of the various owners of a work of art. Many artists and publishers now offer certificates of authenticity with limited edition prints, and these can be requested by buyers in the second-hand markets as provenance. However you can also use invoices, receipts and any other proof of purchase as provenance.