• How did the gallery owners mistake the watercolored fake as a Pissaro?

    11 days ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    In the movie The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) , at the end we see that Mr Crown has actually returned the Monet: San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk he stole from the gallery within a few days of the theft. The painting was hidden as a water color forging of one of Camille Pissaro's paintings, which he gave as a loan untill they found the Monet.
    My Question: How was it possible that the gallery owners and the painting experts weren't able to see that it was a fake (given their knowledge and experience in such fields and the position they held in this plot)? Knowing most of Pissaro's paintings are...
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