In 1929 a striking painting surfaced in Paris and was quickly certified as the long-lost Samson and Delilah by Rubens, on the word of a single expert, Ludwig Burchard.
That same painting was purchased for a record sum in 1980, with public money….and now hangs in London’s National Gallery – in Rubens’ Name.
But dozens of Burchard’s attributions to Rubens have now been acknowledged as mistakes. Is the Samson and Delilah perhaps his biggest mistake of all?
Watch this 3-minute video and decide for yourself.