Definition of deattribute in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdēəˈtribyo͞ot/


[with object]
Cease to attribute (a work of art) to a particular artist.
Example sentences
  • It had been listed in Rembrandt catalogs in the 19th century and in 1915 but was later deattributed by scholars.
  • A few dozen prints have been deattributed, while a smaller number of works have now been added to his oeuvre.
  • To achieve this they have deattributed works that do not fit with their conceptions but in the mirror section I demonstrate that their conceptions are mistaken.



Pronunciation: /dēˌatrəˈbyo͞oSHən/
Example sentences
  • However, can scholarship also spoil our sense of beauty in the deattribution of a work of art?
  • I just added my comments about LACMA and the controversial deattribution of van Dyck's Andromeda.
  • In his essay, Duparc maintains the deattribution of several paintings and entertains the attribution of others suggested by the Rembrandt Research Project.

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Syllabification: de·at·tri·bute

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