Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NOVA Mystery of the Masterpiece

"In October 2007, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Originally sold nine years before for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. How did cutting-edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? NOVA meets a new breed of experts who are approaching "cold case" art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover "who committed the art." And it follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multibillion-dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art."

1 comment:

  1. According to the program Christies listed this
    Pastel on vellum as of German origin, of the 19thc estimated value at $12-18,000 Any amateur art lover such as myself could see the "Italian" influence. The rest is now history. When you decide to consign your treasure to an auction house for public sale, be aware that the so-called "Specialists" whose "JOB" it is the authenticate and evaluate your property only know what they have been told. There is
    no "due diligence" performed, just GET IT SOLD !
    It is obvious that all the investigation that was performed as shown in the program doesn't
    get done as a gift to the owner, the cost would
    be considerable. However, Auction House Experts
    promote themselves as being astute at what they
    do, believe it, or not. Peace !!!!!!