In 1945, a small-time Dutch art dealer was arrested for selling a forgery of a priceless national treasure - a painting by Vermeer - to Hitler's right-hand man. The charge was treason; the only possible sentence death.
And yet Han van Meegeren languished in his dank prison cell, incapable of uttering the words that would set him free: 'I am a forger.' This riveting account of greed, hubris, excess, treason and fine art is the story of a failed artist and the greatest forger of all time.
"A gripping and fascinating biography." (
"A cracking tale." ( Daily Mail)
"Wynne retells the story with brio, producing the genuine article: a page-turning read." ( Sunday Times)
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