The following books, articles, and online resources provide further information about the objects featured in Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes. There are numerous other sources of information about fakes and forgeries, and more are being published all the time, so no one bibliography can claim to be comprehensive. Many of these publications are available in the Winterthur Library, and some are available in the Winterthur Bookstore and from

The Knoedler Scandal

Gilbert, Laura and Bill Glass. "Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles final lawsuit." The Art Newspaper, September 11, 2017. 

Miller, M. H. “The Big Fake: Behind the Scenes of Knoedler Gallery’s Downfall.” ARTNEWS, April 25, 2016.

Moynihan, Colin. “Knoedler Gallery and Collectors Settle Case Over Fake Rothko.” New York Times, February 10, 2016.

Smith, Jennifer. “Knoedler & Co. Gallery Settles Art-Fraud Case.” Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2016.


Han van Meegeren

Dolnick, Edward. The Forger’s Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century. New York: Harpers, 2008.

Kreuger, Frederik H. Han van Meegeren Revisited: His Art & a List of His Works. 4th ed. Rijswijk, Netherlands: Quantes Publishers, 2013.

Lopez, Jonathan. The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren. Boston: Mariner Books, 2009.


Chinese Export Porcelain: Declaration of Independence

Fuchs, Ronald W. II, and Jennifer L. Mass. “Deciphering The Declaration of Independence on Chinese Export Porcelain.” American Ceramic Circle Journal 15 (2009): 169−87.


Andrew Wyeth

U.S. Attorney’s Office. “FBI Recovers Fraudulent Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting Wreck on Doughnut Point.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, October 1, 2009.



Elie, Ariele. Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits. The Museum at FIT online exhibition.

Tonello, Michael. Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.


Stradivari Violins

Kutner, Max. “For Every Stradivarius Violin Discovered, There are Many Wannabes, Fakes.” Newsweek, November 8, 2015.


Robert Lawrence Trotter

Sill, Gertrude Grace. “Art and Money: The Trotter Scam, or the Near Triumph of Greed.” Connoisseur, July 1990.

Smith, Gregory D., James F. Hamm, Dan A. Kushel, and Corina E. Rogge. “What’s Wrong with This Picture?: The Technical Analysis of a Known Forgery.” In Collaborative Endeavors in the Chemical Analysis of Art and Cultural Heritage Materials, edited by Patricia L. Lang and Ruth Ann Armitage, 1−21. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 2012.


Nine-Shell Chest

Kaye, Myrna. Fake, Fraud, or Genuine?: Identifying Authentic American Antique Furniture. Boston: Little, Brown, 1987. Winterthur’s nine-shell chest is discussed on pp. 110−12.


Baseball Memorabilia

“Babe Ruth Contract Expected to Shine at Heritage Platinum Night Sports Auction.” Art Daily, February 13, 2017.

Gearty, Robert, and Larry McShane. “Fraudster Yankee Memorabilia Peddler Busted for Selling Fake Babe Ruth Glove on eBay Gets Easy Sentence.” New York Daily News, December 20, 2012.

Lidz, Franz. “The Sultan of Swap: From Babe Ruth’s Spittoon to George Brett’s Pine Tar, Barry Halper Has Begged, Bought, and Bartered for a Fabulous Trove of Baseball Treasures.” Sports Illustrated, May 22, 1995.

Nash, Peter. “Damned Yankee: Was Steinbrenner’s Partner the ‘Madoff of Memorabilia?’” Hauls of Shame.

U.S. Attorney’s Office. “California Man Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Scheme to Sell Fake Babe Ruth Baseball Glove for $200,000.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 28, 2012.


Myer Myers

To date, there has been nothing published on forged Myer Myers silver. For the most recent scholarly publication on authentic Myers silver, see David Barquist, Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery in association with Yale University Press, 2001.


Mark Landis

Mark Landis’s story has been featured in the documentary film Art and Craft, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other platforms.


Tiffany Lamps

Dubravka, Jembrih, Manfred Schreiner, Momtchil Peev, Peter Krejsa, and Christian Clausen. “Identification and Classification of Iridescent Glass Artifacts with XRF and SEM/EDX.” Mikrochimica Acta 133 (2000): 151−57.

Parrott, Lindsy Riepma. “Sheets and Shards, Gems and Jewels: The Glass Archive of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.” Journal of Glass Studies 51 (2009): 161−75.



Hellman, Peter, and Mitch Frank. “The Crusade against Counterfeits.” Wine Spectator, December 15, 2009.

Wallace, Benjamin. The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2009.


Lewis Hine Photographs

Messier, Paul. “Impact of Authenticity Scandals on the Field of Photographic Conservation.” PhotoNews Zeitung Fur Fotografie, October 2008.

Messier, Paul, Valerie Baas, Diane Tafilowski, and Lauren Varga. “Optical Brightening Agents in Photographic Paper.” Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 44, no. 1 (2005): 1−12.

Woodward, Richard B. “Too Much of a Good Thing.” The Atlantic, June 2013.



Minardi, Lisa, and Jennifer L. Mass. “Faux Fraktur: Too Good to be True.” Antiques & Fine Art (Summer 2014).



Lindberg, Julie, and Jennifer L. Mass. “Weathervane Finish Analysis.” AFA News, September 6, 2011.


Jackson Pollock

Fitzsimmons, Emma G. “Seller of Art Fakes Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud.” New York Times, December 1, 2014.

U.S. Attorney’s Office. “East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Court to Fraudulent Sales of Purported Jackson and Willem de Kooning Artworks.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, December 1, 2014.


Himmelberger Chest

Carlson, Janice. Analytical Report # 3674-3675, April 23, 1999 (unpublished report, Winterthur).



Atlee, W. D., E. L. Pemberton, and R. B. Earée. The Spud Papers, 1871−1881: An Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Early Philatelic Forgeries. Lucerne, Switz.: Emile Bertrand, 1950.

Lera, Thomas. The Use of X-Ray Fluorescence in Detecting Philatelic Forgeries. Institute of Analytical Philately, March 28, 2015.

Maassen, Wolfgang. “The First ‘Forgers’: Philip Spiro, Hamburg.” Fakes, Forgeries & Experts Journal 13 (2010).


Elmyr de Hory

Corona, Madeline. “Paint with Intent to Deceive: Technical Study of a Palette Belonging to the Art Forger Elmyr de Hory.” ARTC 666: Independent Study, May 24, 2016 (unpublished student report, Winterthur).

Forgy, Mark. The Forger’s Apprentice: Life with the World’s Most Notorious Artist. New York: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.


Chinese Export Porcelain: The Society of Cincinnati

Archie, Ellen, Ronald W. Fuchs II, Jennifer Mass, and Erich Uffleman. “The Most Dangerous Imitations: A Group of Spurious Chinese Export Porcelain Decorated with Fame and the American Eagle.” Ceramics in America (2016).

Mueller, Shirley M., and Jennifer L. Mass. “Using Science to Unmask Fake Order of the Cincinnati Decoration on Chinese Export Porcelain.” The Magazine Antiques 178, no. 4 (July 2011): 82−84.

Uffelman, Erich, Ronald W. Fuchs II, Patricia A. Hobbs, Lauren F. Sturdy, Danielle S. Bowman, and Derek A. G. Barisas. “Technical Examination of Cultural Heritage Objects Associated with George Washington.” In Collaborative Endeavors in the Chemical Analysis of Art and Cultural Heritage Materials, edited by Patricia L. Lang and Ruth Ann Armitage, 251−83. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, 2012.


Lenssen Silver

Carlson, Janice H. “The Stevens Institute Silver Collection.” Analytical Report #1372, April 22, 1983 (unpublished report, Winterthur).

Carlson, Janice, and Donald L. Fennimore. “The Fakes.” Indicator: Magazine of the Stevens Alumni Association 100, no. 4 (Winter 1983): 4−13.


English Ceramics: Weldon Collection

Williams, Peter, and Pat Halfpenny. A Passion for Pottery: Further Selections from the Henry H. Weldon Collection. New York: Sotheby’s Publications, 2000.


Willem de Kooning

BBC One. Fake or Fortune? Series 5, Episode 4.

MacDonald-Korth, Emily. “Willem de Kooning, Portrait of a Girl (Renne Van Genechten), c. 1924, and Boy with Ball, artist unknown, date unknown, Analysis Report, April 26, 2016. Longevity Art Preservation LLC.

Neuendorf, Henri. “Man Finds Long-Lost Early Willem de Kooning Painting Online for $500.” Artnet News, August 24, 2016.


Wallace Nutting Revival Windsor Chairs

Denenberg, Thomas Andrew. Wallace Nutting and the Invention of Old America. New Haven: Yale University Press in association with the Wadsworth Atheneum, 2003.

Eaton, Linda. “With No Intention to Deceive: Wallace Nutting on Fakes and Reproductions.” Winterthur Magazine 44, no. 1 (Spring 1998).


John Myatt

Salisbury, Laney, and Aly Sujo. Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art. New York: Penguin Books, 2010.


Vampire Killing Kit

Petersen, W. C. Analytical Report # 4641, September 29, 2004 (unpublished report, Winterthur).

Video about the Vampire Killing Kit can be seen on the Travel Channel website:


De Hory Renoir (also see above)

Forgy, Mark.


Winslow Homer

Mass, Jennifer L. “Rocky Seascape and Portrait of an Old Man—Two Paintings in the Style of Winslow Homer.” Report 1620, Scientific Analysis of Fine Art, July 12, 2016.

Shapira, Ian. “Is a $20 Auction Find a Winslow Homer or a Forgery?” Washington Post, October 28, 2015.


General Resources

Amore, Anthony M. The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

Charney, Noah. The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives, and Methods of the Master Forgers. London: Phaidon Press, 2015.

Craddock, Paul. Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes, and Forgeries. Oxford: Elsevier / Butterworth Heinemann, 2009.

Dempster, Anna M., ed. Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World. London: A&C Black Business and International Development, 2014.

Ewell, Bernard. Artful Dodgers: Fraud & Foolishness in the Art Market. Bloomington, Ind.: Abbott Press, 2014.

Flynn, Tom. The A-Z of the International Art Market: The Essential Guide to Customs, Conventions, and Practice. London: Bloomsbury Business, 2016.

Konnikova, Maria. The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time. New York: Viking Press, 2016.

Lenain, Thierry. Art Forgery: The History of Modern Obsession. London: Reaktion Books, 2011.

Loll, Colette. Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World. 2016.

Mould, Philip. Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Perenyi, Ken. Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger. New York: Pegasus Books, 2013.

Ragai, Jehane. The Scientist and the Forger: Insights into the Scientific Detection of Forgery in Paintings. London: Imperial College Press, 2015.

Scott, David A. Art: Authenticity, Restoration, Forgery. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2016.

Spencer, Ronald D., ed. The Expert versus the Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Taylor, Paul. Condition: The Ageing of Art. London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2015.

Tomkins, Arthur, ed. Art Crime and Its Prevention: A Handbook for Collectors and Art Professionals. London: Lund Humphries, 2016.

Walton, Kenneth. Fake: Forgeries, Lies & eBay. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Wong, Winnie. Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.