BBC art historian in firing line as experts probe whether painting is the fabled 'Lost Gainsborough'

Mail Online | 7/13/2019 | Chris Hastings for The Mail on Sunday
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As a presenter of the BBC’s Fake Or Fortune?, Philip Mould is supposed to be better than most at spotting the difference between an Old Master and an impostor.

But the art expert’s professional reputation is hanging in the balance, thanks to his own programme’s latest investigation.

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More than five million viewers will tune into the new series of the art detective show later this month to see if a landscape owned by businessman Mark Cropper is a lost work by the British artist Thomas Gainsborough, or a carefully crafted fake by Thomas Barker of Bath, who specialised in copying the master’s works in the late 18th and early 19th...
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