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Art fakes and forgeries

Author: Fritz Mendax, pseud.
Publisher: New York : Philosophical Library, [1956]
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mendax, Fritz, pseud.
Art fakes and forgeries.
New York, Philosophical Library [1956]
(OCoLC)565213453
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Mendax, pseud.
OCLC Number: 1880157
Notes: Translation of Aus der Welt der Fälscher.
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A purchase in the Campo di Fiori --
Deception in the arts --
Concerning a letter and the miraculous origin and discovery of certain pictures, and how they multiplied --
Holy relics and sacred remains --
A far too brief and all but completely mundane chapter on the Duc de Beery --
How Michelangelo first became famous --
Andrea del Sarto accepts a somewhat dubious, but at the same time highly successful commission --
"Theft of Albrecht Durer's art" --
Venturious Mamurius makes a triumphant reappearance, but ultimately works 'in the galleys' --
Rubens also fakes and becomes the victim of fakers --
How a forger successfully exploited a new literary style --
The boy from Bristol --
Incidents in the nineteenth century --
The tiara of Saitaphernes --
Vrain Lucas --
Some random remarks not without a certain significance --
Forgers in their heyday and downfall.
Responsibility: Fritz Mendax; translated from the German by H.S. Whitman.

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