'Renaissance fakes and forgeries'

'Renaissance fakes and forgeries'

On Tuesday of 6th week (19 February), Prof Richard Cooper (Master, St Benet's Hall) will give the following talk:

'Renaissance fakes and forgeries'

 

Richard explains: "Renaissance taste for the discovery of lost works created openings for forgers and mythomaniacs. Rabelais is a case in point. He both colluded in mystification and was its victim. In succeeding centuries, works came out under his name purporting to be authentic, including a cache of letters by a skilled nineteenth century forger, who ended up in jail."

 

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, 19 February, from 5.15 to 6.15 pm in the calefactory.

 

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