Before meeting with an untimely death at the hand of an unknown assassin in Rome on January 11th, 1996, master forger Eric Hebborn put down on paper a wealth of knowledge about the art of forgery. In a book published posthumously in 1997, titled The Art Forger’s Handbook, Hebborn suggests the following three books as being the cornerstone to any good art forger’s library:
- E. Bénézit: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, 10 vols, Librairie Gründ, France, 1960
- C.M. Briques: Les Filigranes, 4 vols, Hacker Art Books
- F. Lugt: Les Marques de Collections de dessins et d’estampes, 2 vols, 1st edn, Martinus Nijhoff, Amsterdam, 1991
Thus it would stand to reason that the same books should be of great interest to the international art collector.Home
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