Some interesting works seen at auction

This is a church interior by Jules-Victor Genisson. I was initially very attracted to his works because of their scale, complexity, and beauty of light, but they lack the spontaneity of a one-off original painting: much of the underdrawing is copied throughout his works (compare his works on image search) and therefore the appeal of owning a completely unique work of art is tarnished.

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This is an exact, unpatinated copy of the Zhou censer. Although I am disappointed to find that my censer is not unique, I was very impressed by the quality of these forgeries.

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