The Art Detective

The Art Detective : Adventures of an Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

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The art world has never seemed so deceptive--or so much fun. A star of Antiques Roadshow shares his stories of discovering masterpieces and unmasking forgeries. How can you tell a masterpiece from a piece of junk? Philip Mould has been so successful at discovering buried treasures that he's affectionately known as "the art detective." Now, at last, he has decided to let the eleven million fans of Antiques Roadshow in on his secrets. Each chapter revolves around a particular painting and the people who helped unmask its creator's identity-from an ingeniously forged Norman Rockwell (good enough to fool the Rockwell Museum) to a Winslow Homer found in a dump. Witty and compulsively readable, The Art Detective is memoir, art history, and brilliant storytelling all rolled into one.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143119168
  • 9780143119166
  • 96,102

About Philip Mould

Philip Mould is the director of Philip Mould & Company, an international business specializing in early British art and portraiture. Mould has over three decades in the art business, and journalists have dubbed him the "art sleuth" for his string of notable art discoveries, which include finding the only portrait of Prince Arthur Tudor. He is widely known for his books on art discovery, including Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures, The Art Detective, and Sleepers: In Search Of Lost Old Masters.
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