The Dutch portraitists who fooled the Nazis

17 September, 2018 | Sotheby’s director of scientific research, James Martin and art historian Jonathan Lopez recall one of the world’s most infamous art forgers of all time and his nearly undetectable mistakes.

Stories of art forgeries are among the most captivating the art world has to offer. This week’s Private Screening takes a look at Dutch painter and portraitists, Han van Meergeren and the painting which led to his downfall.

Watch another Sotheby’s short film about a Nazi-looted Old Masters painting which was rightfully returned to its 97-year-old heir.


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