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prov·e·nance

 (prŏv′ə-nəns, -näns′)
n.
1. Place of origin; derivation.
2.
a. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated. Used of artworks, antiques, and books.
b. The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.

[French, from provenant, present participle of provenir, to originate, from Old French, from Latin prōvenīre : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + venīre, to come; see gwā- in Indo-European roots.]

provenance

(ˈprɒvɪnəns) or

provenience

n
1. (Art Terms) a place of origin, esp that of a work of art or archaeological specimen
2. (Archaeology) a place of origin, esp that of a work of art or archaeological specimen
[C19: from French, from provenir, from Latin prōvenīre to originate, from venīre to come]

prov•e•nance

(ˈprɒv ə nəns, -ˌnɑns)

n.
place or source of origin: a manuscript of unknown provenance.
[1860–65; < French, derivative of provenant, present participle of provenir < Latin prōvenīre to come forth; see pro-1, convene, -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.provenance - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
origin, source, root, rootage, beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"

provenance

noun origin, source, birthplace, derivation art treasures of indisputably Egyptian provenance

provenance

noun
Translations

provenance

[ˈprɒvɪnəns] Nprocedencia f

provenance

nHerkunft f, → Ursprung m; country of provenanceHerkunfts- or Ursprungsland nt

provenance

[ˈprɒvɪnəns] n (frm) → provenienza, origine f
References in periodicals archive ?
Even following a thorough investigation, many provenances remain incomplete or inconclusive.
Today the Netherlands Museums Association presents the conclusions of the investigation into the provenance of works of art in Dutch museums, Museum Acquisitions from 1933 Onwards.
A sampling of topics: the marketing of British portraits in Gilded Age America, the contradictory uses of provenances in the Third Reich, and marks left by owners in books of American poetry printed from 1610 to 1820.
For the contemporary reader, Tilmann von Stockhausen's "The Failure of Provenance Research in Germany" and Uwe Fleckner's "Marketing the Defamed: On the Contradictory of Provenances in the Third Reich" may be the most compelling essays and bring the issues of the preceding discussions into contemporary focus.
While one might anticipate a robust discussion of Raubkunst (restitution), the author instead examines a less studied issue--how the Third Reich employed the provenances of "degenerate" art as fodder for ridicule.
However, silvicultural treatment for fire prevention has allowed mature trees representative of the Spanish provenances to be felled.
The appended document on how to squat shouldn't be offered as a practical guide due to its amalgam of provenances, but it does give non-squatters a sense of the steps some homeless people are willing and able to organize in order to provide themselves with independent shelter.
Provenances and prices paid are provided; bindings, watermarks, and condition of the pages are noted.
Trees of the southern and central New Jersey provenances were also significantly taller than those of the High Point, New Jersey p rovenance.
This scholarly capability, this ability to identify provenances exactly both displaced aristocratic connoisseurship and further demystified objects.
Copy texts include manually-corrected printed texts with provenances in Fanshawe's family and immediate circle" and, in the case of "Specium rerum a Lusitanis," a presentation manuscript compiled under Fanshawe's direction; substantive textual variants are collated.
and one for provenances and binders) complete the riches of this catalogue.