Realist painting may even have triggered the Lentulus forgery: art that looks documentary calls for similar precision on paper.
“The case against my father is a forgery made by the Jews,” he said.
A forgery is more direct, more powerful, and more universal than any legitimate artwork.
The Brittenum twins were charged with identity fraud, theft by deception, and forgery.
Instead, Bartleby ends up jailed for debt, neglected, starved - and suspected, ironically, by his fellow-inmates of forgery.
Or are we going to be falsely accused about forgery, or being burglars?'
He had heard the story of the forgery hinted at, but he had never heard its details.
And yet I am told that it requires audacity to say that it is a forgery.
It never occurred to me then that it might have been intended to look like a forgery.
To secure these two ends the church did not hesitate at forgery.