14 December 2010

Forgers, Dealers, Experts (1960)

: Forgers, Dealers, Experts: Strange Chapters In The History Of Art
Author: Sepp Schüller
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Year: 1960
Pages: 264
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Note: Resource kindly indicated by Goran Budija

Here is a comprehensive study of the most notorious art forgeries in history: the artists who employed their talents in imitating the talents of others, the dealers who wittingly or unwittingly sold their wares, and the experts who exposed, or were taken in by, their duplicity. Calling upon his substantial professional knowledge and his personal interest in the subject, Sepp Schüller has turned the investigation of art forgeries into a field of lively speculation having artistic, social, and psychological implications.

Table of Contents:

1. Egypt, the Forgers' Paradise
2. The Cardiff Giant
3. Fame comes to the village of Glozel
4. The Venus of the Turnip Field
5. Counterfeits of Durer's works
6. Works forged as by Griinewald, Holbein and Cranach
7. The much admired Bust by Bastianini
8. The Renowned Sarcophagus of Cerveteri
9. The Tiara of Saitaphernes
10. The Bust of Flora
11. Alceo Dossena
12. Wacker's Van Goghs'
13. Forgeries of French Paintings
14. Art Forgeries under the Third Reich
15. Han van Meegeren
16. The Liibeck art forgery scandal
17. Modern Masterpieces by a Museum Attendant
18. Art Forgers at Naples
19. The Vienna Madonna scandal
20. Antique Furniture is not always old
21. 'Real' and 'Imitation' Carpets
22. The Lure of Profit
23. In the Shadows
24. Fame versus X-Rays
25. 'Counterfeit Counterfeits'
26. The Campaign against Fraud
27. Forgery Detection as a Fashionable Complaint
28. 'Take up the Shield of Mistrust!'

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