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Connoisseurship

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Books

The case is made for connoisseurs and their role in art history

The practice of connoisseurship, which, the author Frédéric Elsig argues, is a skill that can be learned, is examined in relation to 15th-and 16th-century painting

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Art market

Post-1935 decorative arts, mass produced at exclusive prices

A survey of the decorative arts market

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Connoisseurship

Another new Leonardo is a reason to be cheerful

The Virgin and Laughing Child was recently re-attributed as the artist's “only surviving sculpture”

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Law

Authenticity and connoisseurship: How do we know it's real?

With a Calder, the judge overruled the expert; with a Schiele, the judge decided deceit was the clincher, and with a Braque, the judge upheld Christie’s right to fear liability

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Vincent Van Gogh

We revealed that as many as forty-five well-known Van Goghs might be fakes. Now John Leighton, director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, responds

"There is room for uncertainty around the edges"

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Collectors

“I still believe in the hand of the artist”: Interview with collector Eugene Thaw

The connoisseur, dealer, collector and patron of the Morgan Library discusses the importance of emotional impact, and how the art market has transformed since the start of his career

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News

Painting captured in police sting is by Raphael, says leading expert

The owner's careless sales technique led the carabinieri right to his doorstep