'Fake or Fortune?' (ctd.)

August 20 2018

Video: BBC

There was another good episode of 'Fake or Fortune?' last night, looking into two sketchbooks said to be by the young Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (above). I thought the evidence was very strong, but sadly the programme's rather frustrating conclusion was that the Toulouse-Lautrec 'committee' was not able to give an opinion in the time available. I suspect the committee didn't want to be seen changing its mind so easily on television, since they had once rejected the attribution on not entirely satisfactory grounds. This follows on from last week's show - one of the best yet - where the authority on William Nicholson refused to budge in her opinion that a work once sold as genuine for £165k was an imitation. But it all makes for good telly.

Next week's show is on Henry Moore, and the Gurlitt collection, should be good! Clips here

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