Tom Thomson (1877-1917) is one of the most recognized historical painters in Canada, and also one of the most copied.
Tom Thomson? The Art of Authentication is about how artworks are authenticated. It considers the various questions asked when trying to determine whether an artwork is really by the hand of the artist.
How do we know if we're looking at the real thing?
This publication explores key themes that guide the authentication process: signature, subject matter, style, materials, and provenance. The process can be conclusive or elusive, because authentication is a complex and interdependent practice that both frustrates and fascinates.