Joseph Duveen (likes new and clean)

In recent years Duveen's reputation has suffered considerably. Restorers working under his guidance damaged Old Master panel paintings by scraping off old varnish and giving the paintings a glossy finish. He was also personally responsible for the damaging restoration work done to the Elgin Marbles. A number of the paintings he sold have turned out to be fakes; it is questionable whether he knew this when they were sold.,_1st_Baron_Duveen

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