Han van Meegeren

Han van Meegeren

van Meegeren, Han - Woman Reading a Letter. 1935-40

van Meegeren, Han - Woman Reading a Letter. 1935-40

HAN VAN MEEGEREN  1889-1947

HAN VAN MEEGEREN 1889-1947

Director and chief restorer of Museum Boymans in Rotterdam admiring the newly discovered Emmaus by Johannes Vermeer that eight years later would appear to be a fake made by Han van Meegeren.

Director and chief restorer of Museum Boymans in Rotterdam admiring the newly discovered Emmaus by Johannes Vermeer that eight years later would appear to be a fake made by Han van Meegeren.

"Christ with the Woman Taken in Adultery" Han van Meegeren, c. 1943, was a forgery passed off as a painting by 17th-century artist Johannes Vermeer. It was purchased by Hermann Göring (Hitler’s Reich Marshal, who was determined to get his own Vermeer after ceding one to his Fuehrer). Hitler had purchased "The Art of Painting," a genuine Vermeer, and Göring, wanted his own to add to his personal art collection. He ended up paying over to $6 million dollars (in today's money) for this ugly…

"Christ with the Woman Taken in Adultery" Han van Meegeren, c. 1943, was a forgery passed off as a painting by 17th-century artist Johannes Vermeer. It was purchased by Hermann Göring (Hitler’s Reich Marshal, who was determined to get his own Vermeer after ceding one to his Fuehrer). Hitler had purchased "The Art of Painting," a genuine Vermeer, and Göring, wanted his own to add to his personal art collection. He ended up paying over to $6 million dollars (in today's money) for this ugly…

HAN VAN MEEGEREN  1889-1947

HAN VAN MEEGEREN 1889-1947

"Jesus Among the Doctors" by Han Van Meegeren, c. 1945. Police required the artist to do this painting while incarcerated. They thought he was trying to escape the death penalty for Nazis collaboration, by confessing to forgery, instead. Van Meegeren sold the above painting as a 17th-century Vermeer to Hermann Göring. Even though he was guilty of both crimes, Holland's citizens were so delighted he'd succeeded in cheating Göring, they were willing to overlook his other transgressions.

"Jesus Among the Doctors" by Han Van Meegeren, c. 1945. Police required the artist to do this painting while incarcerated. They thought he was trying to escape the death penalty for Nazis collaboration, by confessing to forgery, instead. Van Meegeren sold the above painting as a 17th-century Vermeer to Hermann Göring. Even though he was guilty of both crimes, Holland's citizens were so delighted he'd succeeded in cheating Göring, they were willing to overlook his other transgressions.

Woman Reading Music (1935-40). Han van Meegeren (Dutch, 1889-1947). Rijksmuseum.

Woman Reading Music (1935-40). Han van Meegeren (Dutch, 1889-1947). Rijksmuseum.

Foto van Han van Meegeren poserend in een schildershemd naar rechts kijkend met linkerarm in de zij, in de llinker onderhoek zijn naam, signatuur? Op de achterzijde een tekst : Henricus Antonius van Meegeren geboren te Deventer 10 Oct. 1889. Zoon van Hendrikus Johannes van Meegeren en Augusta Louise Henriëtte van Meegeren geboren Camps.(http://www.historischmuseumdeventer.nl/collectie/zoeken#/detail?id=11827)

Foto van Han van Meegeren poserend in een schildershemd naar rechts kijkend met linkerarm in de zij, in de llinker onderhoek zijn naam, signatuur? Op de achterzijde een tekst : Henricus Antonius van Meegeren geboren te Deventer 10 Oct. 1889. Zoon van Hendrikus Johannes van Meegeren en Augusta Louise Henriëtte van Meegeren geboren Camps.(http://www.historischmuseumdeventer.nl/collectie/zoeken#/detail?id=11827)

Han van Meegeren on trial, in 1947 // The art hoaxer who painted Vermeer's as exact copies

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Han van Meegeren on trial, in 1947 // The art hoaxer who painted Vermeer's as exact copies

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