A Dubious Old Master Unnerves the Art World

The New York Times | Nina Siegal:

AMSTERDAM — The painting convinced experts at the Louvre. Top French cultural officials declared it a national treasure. Dutch curators at the Mauritshuis and the Rijksmuseum joined the chorus of scholars who decided the enigmatic portrait of a man dressed in black was an undiscovered masterwork by Frans Hals… Read more

Image: Sotheby’s declared “Portrait of a Man,” previously attributed to Frans Hals, a “modern forgery.” Credit: Sotheby’s