Sutherland had unwittingly purchased the paintings from a forger in California on eBay.
Of course these are derivative, too, almost as though Serra were his own pupil, or a forger of his own pieces.
Had the image been painted on the cloth by a forger, the paint traces of the pigment would have remained on the surface.
If we wondered where a forger would get the materials to forge a text like this, we need look no further than eBay.
The Daily Pic, Met Monday Edition: A forger's Rembrandt may carry us back to the master's own day.
If I am a forger or a friend of forgers, as you allege me to be, then I am unworthy to have served in the uniform of France.
Remember the blood-stained pocket-book in which you wrote with your forger's hand!
The forger, as a rule, is a bookkeeper or an accountant who grows expert with the pen.
And this father of hers—that she had revered from babyhood—was a forger!
You know me to be a forger—I know you to be unfaithful to my bed.
late 14c., "a maker, a smith," agent noun from forge (v.). Meaning "a counterfeiter" is from 1550s.
late 14c., "a smithy," from Old French forge (12c.) "forge, smithy," earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica "workshop," from faber (genitive fabri) "workman in hard materials, smith" (see fabric). As the heating apparatus itself, from late 15c.
c.1300, "to make, shape, create," from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari "to frame, construct, build," from fabrica "workshop" (see forge (n.)). Meaning "to counterfeit" is early 14c. Related: Forged; forging.