A visitor at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam examines the painting "Christ and Disciples of Emmaus" by the noted art forger Han van Meegeren. The museum staged an exhibit titled "Van Meegeren's Fake Vermeers," showcasing the forger's works in the style of the Dutch master.
Van Meegeren (1889-1947) was one of history's most notorious art forgers. He was arrested for having sold a Vermeer to Hermann Goering during World War II, though actually the Vermeer was a fake he'd created. (Punk'd Nazi!) However, after the war Van Meegeren faced charges of being a Nazi collaborator, and while in prison had to prove he'd forged the painting by creating another Vermeer.
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