Woman Finds Original Renoir at a Flea Market

It could be worth as much as $100,000, but the 5.5-inch-by-9-inch Renoir painting purchased at a flea market cost less than $50 and came with a Paul Bunyan doll. The buyer liked the look of the frame and took it to an auction house to have it assessed. And that's when art experts realized that the tiny little oil could be Renoir's Paysage Bords de Seine, which has been missing since sometime after 1925. There's little doubt that the work is a forgery genuine. "You just see it and you know it’s right," said one art expert working at the Virgian auction house. Link

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Go watch Orson Welles', "F" for Fake" then consider what it takes to become an art forger or and art "expert"- no telling really if this is a forgery now, is it??
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Is this painting (probably) a forgery, or isn't it? I get the impression from the rest of the article that it's probably a genuine Renoir painting.
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