French owner loses case in Monet attribution claim

2015 ended on a bitter note for the owner of a riverscape purportedly by French Impressionist Claude Monet when the Paris Court of Appeal refused his request to force the inclusion of the work in the artist’s catalogue raisonné.

The court reached its verdict in December after a tenaciously contested attribution battle which enlisted the help of experts including Joachim Pissarro, great grandson of Camille Pissarro, and researchers from the BBC’s Fake or Fortune programme.  Continue reading