Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Old master painting is a fake, Sotheby’s says in lawsuit

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Nina Siegal
“St. Jerome,” attributed to the circle of the 16th-century Italian artist Parmigianino, has been determined to be a modern fake, according to a complaint filed by Sotheby’s auction house in United States District Court in New York on Tuesday. Credit via Sotheby's
NETHERLANDS---A painting attributed to the circle of the 16th-century Italian artist known as Parmigianino has been determined to be a modern fake, according to a complaint filed by Sotheby’s auction house in United States District Court in New York on Tuesday. The company filed the complaint against the collector Lionel de Saint Donat-Pourrières, who consigned the painting to Sotheby’s for a 2012 auction, where it sold to another collector for $842,500. This is the second painting that has been deemed a fake in what may be a widening old masters’ forgery case that could go back several years. [link]

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