Forgeries

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History Today
Vol. 29, no. 11 (November 1979), p. 724-733

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Much of our evidence for the past comes from paintings and sculpture. But how reliable is this source? Lord Clark examines the history of forgeries in art and discusses the motives of the forgers and the reasons for which what now seem to us obvious forgeries were accepted in their time as authentic. He concludes with a discussion of the ethical problems raised by forgeries