19 Oct 2015

Obvious fake to some - but not to the library buyer

From Checkpoint, 6:43 pm on 19 October 2015

The Alexander Turnbull Library has been left embarassed, spending $75 thousand of taxpayers' money and donations on a fake painting. The Library, which collects national heritage material, bought a portrait it thought was by the renowned painter Gottfried Lindauer - ignoring an outside expert who said it was forged.