By Christopher Hodkinson
By the early 19th century, Britain had turn into a treasure residence of artwork. yet lots of those work weren't, as their proprietors believed, by means of the good artists of the Italian Renaissance - a few have been copies, a few have been outright forgeries, and lots of extra have been wrongly attributed.
Because paintings scholarship was once in its relative infancy, questions of attribution, authenticity, and caliber have been hardly ever requested and, in the event that they have been, will be not likely to obtain an authoritative solution.
The degree was once set for the emergence paintings connoisseurs with the data, program, and talents to start answering those questions.
Christopher Hodkinson is a free-lance author. He holds a doctorate from Lancaster college the place he's additionally a teach in Italian culture.
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