Old Master, New Mimic
Paul Maliszewski on the 20th century's greatest forger
I WAS VERMEER:
The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth
Century’s Greatest Forger.
By Frank Wynne. Bloomsbury USA.
276 pp. $24.95
In August 1937, Abraham Bredius produced a masterpiece. Bredius, the foremost expert on Dutch painting, examined a picture for a lawyer who said he represented a young woman from a wealthy Dutch family that had...