Fake news: Queen Victoria's Cranach turns out to be the real thing
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Painting monarch bought for Prince Albert, which experts thought was an imitation, goes on display at Windsor Castle

For more than a century art historical experts have labelled a painting Queen Victoria bought as a Christmas present for Prince Albert a 19th-century fake.

But a new generation of art historians has discovered they were wrong. Victoria and her advisers were correct when they bought the painting in 1840. It is a genuine work by the German master Lucas Cranach the Elder and his...


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