Tag Archives: forgery

New Zealand library buys a forged painting

(19 October 2015) In April 2013 the Alexander Turnbull Library, part of the National Library of New Zealand,  purchased a portrait of a male subject, described as Hamiora Maioha, signed by G. Lindauer. Earlier this year the painting was closely examined using forensic techniques. The examination concluded that the painting was unlikely to be an […]


Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

 (21 July 2015) The Telegraph reports that in an audacious heist worthy of a Hollywood plot – a librarian at a leading Chinese fine arts gallery is accused of stealing 143 paintings by grandmasters over the course of two years and replacing them with his own forgeries . Xiao Yuan, 57, told a court in […]