Controversial Hals portrait in John Davies frame

You might remember an article we published in May last year regarding the painting shown here which John Davies Framing produced the frame for back in 2010 – see Faking them in Fakenham.

Well, the controversy rages on as it was announced last week that Milan’s Court of Appeal has rejected the arrest warrant for the prime suspect in the forgery scandal.

The case involves paintings purported to be by several Old Masters which have sold for millions of dollars over 30 years, leading to legal proceedings in France, the US and the UK.