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Fake Paintings - Reproductions & Forgeries

 

 

 

William Holman Hunt
John William Inchbold
Dominique Ingres
Willem Kalf
Thomas de Keyser
John Everett Millais
Murillo
Gustav Klimt
Fernand Khnopff
Adelaide Labille-Guyard
Nicolas Lancret
Charles Landelle
Nicolas de Largilliere
Georges de La Tour
Lecomte du Nouy
Frederic Leighton
Francois Le Moyne
Paul Liegeois
Thomas Luny
Edouard Manet
Adison Thomas Millar
Louise Moillon
Claude Monet
Albert Moore
William Morris
Cristoforo Munari
Charles-Joseph Natoire
Jean-Marc Nattier
John O'Connor
Adriaen van Ostade
Isack van Ostade
Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Joseph Noel Paton
Charles Sprague Pearce
John Pettie
Charles E Perugini
Otto Pilny
Wladyslaw Podkowinski
Nicolas Poussin
Edward J Poynter
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Raphael
Rafaello Sanzio
Richard Redgrave
Rembrandt
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Jean Francis Rigaud
David Roberts
George E Robertson
Theodor Rombouts

Holbein
Raphael
Holbein
Jane Seymour
1537
Raphael
Angolo Doni
1506
Velázquez
Coronation of the Virgin
1635
Bouguereau
Abduction of Psyche
1895

The term "art forgery" refers to creating and typically selling works of art that are falsely attributed to be the work of another, usually more famous artist.

The paintings created by Arcadian Galleries are not in this sense forgeries, however they are very good copies, or reproductions, often indistinguishable from the originals, except by an expert.

History of art forgery

Copying of famous works has happened from time immemorial. Roman sculptors even produced copies of Greek sculptures. And presumably the contemporary buyers knew that they were not genuine.

Before the modern-day commercial art market, copying a work of a master was considered a tribute, not a forgery. In the previous centuries, many painters such as Rembrandt owned workshops with apprentices who studied painting techniques by copying the works and style of the master. As a payment for the training, the master had a right to sell these works for money. At a later date, some of these works have been erroneously attributed to the masters.

Art forgery became more prominent in the Renaissance when interest in antiquities increased their value. This soon extended to contemporary and recently deceased artists. Indeed, in the C16th, imitators of Albrecht Dürer's style of printmaking added signatures to them and thus increased the value of their own prints. Today such items are considered to be forgeries.

In the C20th, the art market has favoured artists such as Dalí, Picasso, Klee and Matisse, all of whom have been common targets of the art forger. Usually the forgeries are sold to art galleries and auction houses who cater to the tastes of art and antiquities collectors.

Defining forgery

Copies, replicas, reproductions and pastiches are legitimate works. They become known as forgeries when someone intentionally tries to pass them off as genuine items even if they know this not to be true. However, sometimes the difference between a legitimate copy and a deliberate forgery can be blurred. For example, Guy Hain used the original moulds to create copies of Auguste Rodin's sculptures. What made them forgeries was that he signed them with the name of Rodin's original foundry.

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William Holman Hunt
John William Inchbold
Dominique Ingres
Willem Kalf
Thomas de Keyser
John Everett Millais
Murillo
Gustav Klimt
Fernand Khnopff
Adelaide Labille-Guyard
Nicolas Lancret
Charles Landelle
Nicolas de Largilliere
Georges de La Tour
Lecomte du Nouy
Frederic Leighton
Francois Le Moyne
Paul Liegeois
Thomas Luny
Edouard Manet
Adison Thomas Millar
Louise Moillon
Claude Monet
Albert Moore
William Morris
Cristoforo Munari
Charles-Joseph Natoire
Jean-Marc Nattier
John O'Connor
Adriaen van Ostade
Isack van Ostade
Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Joseph Noel Paton
Charles Sprague Pearce
John Pettie
Charles E Perugini
Otto Pilny
Wladyslaw Podkowinski
Nicolas Poussin
Edward J Poynter
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
Raphael
Rafaello Sanzio
Richard Redgrave
Rembrandt
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Jean Francis Rigaud
David Roberts
George E Robertson
Theodor Rombouts

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