Jeremy Warren – From Florence to Paris: new evidence for Giovanni Bastianini and his work
Burlington Magazine, March 2021
The degree to which the nineteenth-century Florentine sculptor Giovanni Bastianini was involved in the faking of Italian Renaissance sculpture has been much debated. Records of sales in Paris in the 1860s throw light on his relationship with the dealer who passed off skilled imitations by him as authentic works and help to identify sculptures by Bastianini hitherto thought to be Renaissance masterpieces.
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