ArtBabble: Han van Meegeren en Van Meegerens Fake Vermeers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/museum-boijmans-van-beuningen">Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen</a> </div> </div> </div> In 1937, Dirk Hannema, the director of Boymans Museum, the later Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, purchased a newly discovered work by the seventeenth-century master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). The painting, entitled The Supper at Emmaus, was praised throughout the world of Dutch art history. The person who discovered this painting, the renowned art historian Abraham Bredius, even called the painting Vermeer’s supreme masterpiece. After the war, it turned out the the The Supper at Emmaus was not from the hand of Vermeer, but from that of Han van Meegeren (1889-1947). <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> art forger fake fake Vermeers forgery Han van Meegeren milkmaid Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Painting seventeent century Supper at Emmaus Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 9901b2580c877066 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 11:08:59 +0000 Boijmans.educatie 6879 at