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6:00 pm

A Foray into Forgery and the Boston Athenæum’s Role in Exposing It at the Boston Athenaeum

January 9, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
Free - $15

Registration is required Members Free and Non-members $15 An over-zealous Boston art dealer in the early years of the 20th century made knowingly false attributions of 18th-century portraits from the Salem-Boston area. The attributions were promulgated by colleagues and later by art scholars until disproved by two other historians. The saga is a sub-chapter in […]

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