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'Fake or Fortune?': How to Spot a Delaroche

Mon Jul 25, 2016

Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) was one of the most celebrated French artists of the nineteenth century. He explored the essential humanity of history's most tragic characters and successfully depicted these subjects with an empathetic hand and in exquisite detail.

In the most recent episode of 'Fake or Fortune?' Philip and Fiona were asked to authenticate what could be a long lost work by the artist. The tender image bore a poignant story, and in an article written for The Telegraph, Philip describes the responsibility the team carried with their investigation. The article is available to read online here.

The episode has been reported across the international art world by artnet. The article is available to read online here.

The fifth series of 'Fake or Fortune?' continues on Sunday 31st July at 8pm on BBC1, and you can watch any missed episodes on the BBC iplayer here.