Two new series of 'Fake or Fortune?'

August 23 2016

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I was wrong about a new series of 'Fake or Fortune?' being commissioned - in fact there will be two new series. 

Here's a list of the artists we've investigated so far, in order, along with a score of whether the pictures were deemed to be genuine or not.

  1. Monet - No (scandalously, in my opinion)
  2. Winslow Homer - Yes
  3. Van Meegeren - Yes 
  4. Rembrandt - No (Isaac de Joudreville instead)
  5. Degas - Yes 
  6. Turner - Yes 
  7. Van Dyck - Yes (the portrait of Henrietta Maria)
  8. Vuillard - Yes
  9. Constable - Yes & maybe (though subsequently upgraded to yes).
  10. Chagall - No (a modern fake alas)
  11. Gainsborough - Yes
  12. Lowry - Yes
  13. Renoir - No (scandalously)
  14. 'A Mystery Old Master' - attributed to Francesco Montemezzano
  15. Munnings and Churchill - Yes and No (wrongly, in my opinion)
  16. Freud - Yes 
  17. Delaroche - Yes
  18. Rodin - No
  19. 'Three Portraits' - De Kooning (Yes), Mercier (Yes), Menzel (No)

More information on all the episodes here.

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