Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Fake vs. Real—Does It Matter?

caroline_ashleigh_cabinet_overall.jpgCabinet by an unknown maker, French 1580 with minor additions from the late 1850s. Carved walnut and oak with painted panels, linen and silk lining. 10 ft. 1 1/8 in. high. J. Paul Getty Museum

What is fake? What is real? Who decides?

Copies and forgeries of art have been around since, frankly, art. The Romans copied Greek originals.

The infamous Han van Meegeren forged the paintings of Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals.

Intrigued? Read the rest of the commentary on Caroline Ashleigh’s Blog


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