Le Faussaire de Vermeer


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He is one of the greatest counterfeiters of all time. By himself, he bamboozled Goering and shook the world of art. Han Van Meegeren, a Dutch painter of the 20th century, “came up with” perfect replicas of Vermeer’s works. Had he not been forced to expose his deception due to a mishap, a few of his works would still be hanging on picture rails in prestigious museums. From Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, to Jesus and the Woman Taken in Adultery, to Supper at Emmaus, in only 8 years, Van Meegeren would create 14 paintings that would befuddle even the most influential merchants, the best experts, and the greatest collectors of the time. With this master stroke, he became the main actor in one of the most grandiose hoaxes to rock the world of art.

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