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Fake or Fortune?

  • Season 7
  • 5 episodes
  • Arts
  • Education

Summary

Fiona Bruce teams up with art expert Philip Mould to investigate mysteries behind paintings.

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Episode 2: Lautrec

Summary

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould must prove that a sketchbook is the work of a young Toulouse-Lautrec, overturning a decision made by a committee of experts on the artist. The drawings in the book are of a very different subject matter to Lautrec's famous works, and are dated to when he was a teenager - a period of his life that is largely a mystery. To get to the truth, Fiona and Philip travel to the town in the south of France where Lautrec grew up and visit the grand family home where he spent much of his youth.

Review

The Batman and Robin of the international art world, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould, are off to France to do battle with one of those intractable committees of men and women who have the final say on an artist’s works. 

They want to nail down whether a couple of sketchbooks full of drawings of great beauty and delicacy were actually the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, chronicler of the demi-monde of 19th-century Paris.

They belong to Alain, and were given to him by his grandmother when he was a teenager in 1965. All of the evidence unearthed by Bruce and Mould points to the sketches being by Lautrec. But the authentication committee is about to meet... 

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Executive producerJudith Winnan
ProducerRachel Jardine
Series producerLucy Swingler

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  • Episode 2

    Lautrec

    Summary

    Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould must prove that a sketchbook is the work of a young Toulouse-Lautrec, overturning a decision made by a committee of experts on the artist. The drawings in the book are of a very different subject matter to Lautrec's famous works, and are dated to when he was a teenager - a period of his life that is largely a mystery. To get to the truth, Fiona and Philip travel to the town in the south of France where Lautrec grew up and visit the grand family home where he spent much of his youth.

    Review

    The Batman and Robin of the international art world, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould, are off to France to do battle with one of those intractable committees of men and women who have the final say on an artist’s works. 

    They want to nail down whether a couple of sketchbooks full of drawings of great beauty and delicacy were actually the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, chronicler of the demi-monde of 19th-century Paris.

    They belong to Alain, and were given to him by his grandmother when he was a teenager in 1965. All of the evidence unearthed by Bruce and Mould points to the sketches being by Lautrec. But the authentication committee is about to meet... 

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterFiona Bruce
    PresenterPhilip Mould

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerJudith Winnan
    ProducerRachel Jardine
    Series producerLucy Swingler

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