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This volume focuses on how ancient Greek and Roman fascination with works of art, texts, and antiquarian objects gave rise to the production of copies and forgeries. Drawing on a range of examples and up-to-date scholarship on forgery it offers insight into what the ancients found valuable and how they...
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. The author has delved into archives and conducted dozens of interviews to uncover the story behind the headlines.
Includes essays that address issues surrounding the use, dissemination, and reception of copies and even deliberate forgeries within the history of art, focusing on paintings, prints and sculptures created and sold from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century.