Sotheby's declare 'Frans Hals' work a forgery

Sotheby's declare 'Frans Hals' work a forgery
 

A work thought to be by Dutch artist Frans Hals that sold for a reported £8.5m in 2011 has been declared a fake.
Sotheby's said it had "rescinded the sale and reimbursed the client in full" after tests revealed the painting, An Unknown Man, was "undoubtedly" forged.
The investigation followed reports that a sophisticated forger is at large.
The forger is also believed responsible for a painting attributed to Italian master Orazio Gentileschi that the National Gallery exhibited in 2014.
The painting, David Contemplating the Head of Goliath, was loaned to the gallery by... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 45
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