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1904: Discarded Treasures

John Frederick Peto: Discarded Treasures (c. 1904) At some point, someone added the forged signature “W M”—for the popular trompe l’oeil painter William Harnett (1848-1892)—to this painting by John Frederic Peto. In the 1940’s, however, it was observed that paintings … Continue reading

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1953: Daisy

Robert Frank: Mary With Large Daisy In Her Hair (1953)

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1908: Dream of New York

Harry M. Pettit: Illustration for Moses King’s guidebook Views of New York (1908)

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1883: Umbrella

“What is it I am painting ? A little girl who has put her black petticoat over her shoulders, and is carrying her umbrella open. I am working out of doors, and it rains almost every day.” Marie Bashkirtseff: The … Continue reading

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1655: Headless Horsemen

In the turmoil of the English Civil War (1642-1651), an engraving based on this portrait of King Charles I underwent a remarkable number of transformations. The original portrait was painted by Anthony van Dyck in 1633 (above). The French engraver … Continue reading

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1890: The Sea

Thomas Alexander Harrison: The Sea. I think this is a photogravure print of one of his paintings. I made up the date.

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1915: Swan

Hilma af Klint: The Swan, No. 19, Group IX-SUW (1914-1915)

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