By Christopher Hodkinson
By the early 19th century, Britain had develop into a treasure condominium of paintings. yet lots of those work weren't, as their proprietors believed, by means of the nice artists of the Italian Renaissance - a few have been copies, a few have been outright forgeries, and plenty of extra have been wrongly attributed.
Because paintings scholarship used to be in its relative infancy, questions of attribution, authenticity, and caliber have been hardly requested and, in the event that they have been, will be not likely to obtain an authoritative resolution.
The level used to be set for the emergence artwork connoisseurs with the data, software, and talents to start answering those questions.
Christopher Hodkinson is a free-lance author. He holds a doctorate from Lancaster collage the place he's additionally a coach in Italian culture.
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A Question of Attribution: Art connoisseurship in the nineteenth century by Christopher Hodkinson