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 and the Adulteress Vermeer forgery sold to Hermann Goering in 1943

HAN VAN MEEGEREN  1889-1947

HAN VAN MEEGEREN 1889-1947

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)

"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.

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 made pigments, developed methods for treating his fake painting to appear as old as the artist's works which he painted and passed off as original Vermeers and other masters.

The Meegeren website - ?Fake? - Here are four fakes after Van Meegeren: the forger forged! www.meegeren.net

The Meegeren website - ?Fake? - Here are four fakes after Van Meegeren: the forger forged! www.meegeren.net

Van Meegeren with his brother-in-law, wife Jo and sister Guusje in the rocky garden behind his villa in Roquebrune, France. At that time (1935) his masterpiece "Christ at Emmaus", his greatest fake after Vermeer, was in proces of creation. His sister Guusje later reported that she had not been allowed to visit her brother's studio (no wonder), as told at page 87 of "Life and Work of Han van Meegeren".

Van Meegeren with his brother-in-law, wife Jo and sister Guusje in the rocky garden behind his villa in Roquebrune, France. At that time (1935) his masterpiece "Christ at Emmaus", his greatest fake after Vermeer, was in proces of creation. His sister Guusje later reported that she had not been allowed to visit her brother's studio (no wonder), as told at page 87 of "Life and Work of Han van Meegeren".

The forger who fooled the world - Telegraph

The forger who fooled the world

Frank Wynne tells the extraordinary story of Han van Meegeren, the Dutch artist whose ‘Vermeer' made him a folk hero.

The original biography in Dutch, the language of Han van Meegeren. http://www.meegeren.net/bibliography.php

The original biography in Dutch, the language of Han van Meegeren. http://www.meegeren.net/bibliography.php

Han van Meegeren

Han van Meegeren

Han van Meegeren's Fake Vermeers - http://www.essentialvermeer.com/misc/van_meegeren.html

Han van Meegeren's Fake Vermeers - http://www.essentialvermeer.com/misc/van_meegeren.html

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