The Fake’s Progress – Washington ‘Hogarth’ revealed as a forgery | The Printshop Window


After William Hogarth, A Scene from the Beggar’s Opera, 1728/29, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

In an ironic twist of fate this painting by William Hogarth, which was donated to the Nation…

Source: The Fake’s Progress – Washington ‘Hogarth’ revealed as a forgery | The Printshop Window

5 thoughts on “The Fake’s Progress – Washington ‘Hogarth’ revealed as a forgery | The Printshop Window

  1. I had to keep flicking (for some time) between the ‘fake’ and the link to the real copy. After a while, I started to notice a real difference in the colour of that red jacket. Pigmentation of older paints perhaps? I am no expert, of course.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. It’s now being realised that so many major works of art owned by reputable organisations/museums etc. are fake…..I forget which one it was…but another major work has just been uncovered which fooled all the experts…..Those fakers are very clever:) xx

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  3. I wonder whether it’s a modern fake or something contemporaneous. Whichever, it is an excellent work. The artist should be or have been honest and taken credit for his work. He would no doubt have got commissions.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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