Alain waited 50 years before he decided to present the sketches to the French committee responsible for authenticating the work of Toulouse Lautrec. Alice Thoday, a Lincolnshire resident with Belgian roots, inherited the rare watercolour from her mother. Fiona and Philip need to establish two things - firstly whether this a genuine work by Henry Moore or a whether it is a fake, And secondly, if it is genuine, how did a sketch by a British artist end up in a Nazi art hoard? Painted with extraordinary skill and sophistication, both pictures are highly unusual in their positive depiction of black sitters at a time when Britain was still heavily engaged in slavery. Unfortunately, the committee did not accept them as the work of Lautrec and stated they were the work of another artist - Rene Princeteau - meaning they are worth just a few thousand pounds instead of many hundreds of thousands. Regardless, those watching the episode for the first time were captivated as Fiona Bruce, 53, and art expert Philip Mould flocked to Paris. Who are the artists who broke with the conventions of the time to paint these exceptional works? Where is episode 4 of this series. It could be worth over £100,000 - but the trouble is, Rodin is one of the world's most faked artists.
Fiona and Philip head to France to see if they can reverse an art world decision which one owner refuses to accept. Art dealer Neil Wilson's quest to prove it was genuine was tragically cut short when he died of a brain tumour, but his widow Becky wants the team to finish the job. It is the only piece thought to be a British artist in a Nazi hoard of around 1,500 works discovered in Germany in 2012. The investigation into the portrait of 'The Old Gentleman' takes an unexpected turn when the team delve into the story of owner Lance Miller's grandfather. Every year, the Fake or Fortune team receive hundreds of requests for help from the owners of mysterious portraits. Where the ones last week the only new ones? As the team hunt for clues, they are drawn into a world of feuds, rivalries and intrigue. Although she never revealed where they came from, they were thought to be the work of Toulouse Lautrec, the aristocratic artist born in 1864 known for his atmospheric depictions of Parisian nightlife.
The team choose three of the most promising portraits to investigate further - a portrait of a child, believed to be by prized modern artist Willem de Kooning, a portrait of a young lady, attributed to 18th century society painter Philip Mercier and a portrait of a formidable looking man, said to be by 19th century German master Adolph von Menzel. The answer to this will decide it's fate. In the second episode, the team are on the trail of what could be a long-lost masterpiece by French painter Paul Delaroche. . For Fiona and Philip, this is on one of their toughest investigations - they must not only discredit the sketches as the work of Princeteau but also persuade the committee to change their mind. London-based designer Jon Turner is eager to prove that a painting he inherited from two friends is in fact an early portrait painted by Freud whilst at art school in 1939.
But who is the mysterious man in the portrait - and why did Freud deny it was his work? Can those who knew Freud best help unlock the painting's secrets? Fake or Fortune returns with one of the most challenging cases the team has ever encountered. ?? Can art detectives Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce prove that a painting of a man in a black cravat is one of the first pictures ever painted by celebrated and controversial British artist Lucian Freud, even though Freud himself denied painting it? Title Air Date Duration Season 1 Episode 1 Monet 2011-06-19 60 min Season 1 Episode 2 Homer 2011-06-26 60 min Season 1 Episode 3 Van Meegeren 2011-07-03 60 min Season 1 Episode 4 Rembrandt 2011-07-10 60 min Season 2 Episode 1 Degas and the Little Dancer 2012-09-16 60 min Season 2 Episode 2 Turner: A Miscarriage of Justice? Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate two rare portraits of black British subjects from the 18th and 19th centuries. If it's genuine, it could be worth around half a million pounds. Art series with Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould. Could the picture have been a treasured possession of Marie Amelie, the last Queen of France? You always seems to show 2 new programs followed by one repeat tonight's show.
Fiona Bruce wants to know how an 18th century portrait of a lady ended up in the flat of Richard and Jenny Williams, a retired couple in Eastbourne. An enchanting sketch of a dancer believed to have been drawn by Auguste Rodin, the world's most famous sculptor, is the subject of the third episode. Alain was given two sketchbooks by his grandmother back in 1965. Known as the Gurlitt hoard, it is now housed in the Museum of Fine Art in Bern, Switzerland. Everyone wants to know two things - who is it and who painted it? Philip Mould takes on the de Kooning case, meeting Belgian owners Jan and Chris Starckx.
Pedalling an old episode for some reason. Or where they repeats or has this been put on by accident? While the Sunday teatime favourite is currently in the middle of a brand new series, the chose to air a repeat. But this is also an intriguing double whodunnit. Every piece in the hoard has to be researched, as if it was art stolen or looted from Jewish families, it should be returned. The team investigate whether a small watercolour sketch could be by the British 20th-century sculptor Henry Moore.
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