After various posts about fakes, copies and artists claiming credit for other people’s work, I felt I had to share this gem.
I’ve just been watching the “Antiques Roadshow” on BBC TV. They had a painting signed H. van Meegeren a Dutchman who was famous for forging Vermeers before and during the Second World War. One of his Vermeers finished up in the collection of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring. I recently read van Meegeren’s biography “I was Vermeer” by Frank Wynne.
Anyway, if it had been by van Meegeren the painting would have been valuable due to his notoriety. Unfortunately it was a fake! Classic!