24 mai 2014

Rijksmuseum acquires unusual death mask of Han van Meegeren

AMSTERDAM - The Rijksmuseum has acquired an unusual plaster death mask of Han van Meegeren. After World War II, Van Meegeren (1889-1947) became world famous as a master forger of the works of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). His greatest ‘triumph’ was the sale of the forged Emmaüsgangers (Supper at Emmaus) by ‘Vermeer’ to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in 1938 for the sum of Fl. 1,275,000. Van Meegeren also forged works by painters of the Golden Age, including Frans Hals, Gerard ter Borch and Pieter de Hooch. Shortly... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2011

The Procuress: Fake or Mistake? @ The Courtauld Gallery

Han van Meegeren (1889-1947), Procuress (after Dirck van Baburen), Circa 1940. Oil on canvas, height: 98.7 cm; width: 103.9 cm. Acquisition Webb, Geoffrey; gift; 1960 P.1960.XX.269. Copyright: The Samuel Courtauld Trust\unknown The Procuress, the painting featured in the third episode of BBC One's Fake or Fortune, went on view to the public at The Courtauld Gallery, London, on Monday 4 July 2011, the day after the television programme was broadcast. In the late 1940s Geoffrey Webb, an officer responsible for the restitution of art... [Lire la suite]
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