By Christopher Hodkinson
By the early 19th century, Britain had develop into a treasure residence of paintings. yet lots of those work weren't, as their proprietors believed, through 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 artwork 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 solution.
The level was once set for the emergence artwork connoisseurs with the data, program, and abilities to start answering those questions.
Christopher Hodkinson is a free-lance author. He holds a doctorate from Lancaster college the place he's additionally a instruct in Italian culture.
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A Question of Attribution: Art connoisseurship in the nineteenth century by Christopher Hodkinson