• Short Summary

    A RETIRED PARIS ART DEALER IS REITERATING HIS CLAIM THAT HE POSSESSES A "MONA LISA" WHICH IS OLDER AND MORE GENUINE THAN THE LEONARDO DA VINCI PAINTING AT PRESENT ON SHOW IN AMERICA(ON LOAN FROM THE LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS).

  • Description

    A RETIRED PARIS ART DEALER IS REITERATING HIS CLAIM THAT HE POSSESSES A "MONA LISA" WHICH IS OLDER AND MORE GENUINE THAN THE LEONARDO DA VINCI PAINTING AT PRESENT ON SHOW IN AMERICA(ON LOAN FROM THE LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS).

    HE IS M.RAYMOND HEKKING, NOW RESIDENT AT NICE, 1 76-YEAR-OLD CONNOISSEUR WHO IN 1954 BOUGHT A DUSTY CANVAS WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE ANOTHER PORTRAIT OF HER.M.HEKKING PAID 3,000 FRANCS FOR THE PAINTING WHICH HAD APPARENTLY BEEN EXECUTED ON WOOD AND LATER TRANSPOSED TO CANVAS.

    INTERNATIONAL ART EXPERTS CONFIRMED THAT M.HEKKING'S FIND WAS A GENUINE PRODUCT OF THE DA VINCI SCHOOL, PROBABLY PAINTED BY THE MASTER IN COLLABORATION WITH HIS PUPILS.THE THEORY WAS PUT FORWARD THAT M.HEKKING'S PAINTING WAS OLDER THAN AND SUPERIOR TO THE RENOWNED ONE AT THE LOUVRE.

    M.HEKKING HAS NOT BEEN TEMPTED BY GENEROUS OFFERS TO PART WITH HIS TREASURE.HE SAID IT WAS HIS FIRM INTENTION TO ESTABLISH THE TRUTH AND TO SEE THE LOUVRE'S PRIZE POSSESSION BANISHED FROM ITS PLACE OF HONOUR.HE ALSO SAID HE HELD CERTAIN DOCUMENTS WHICH HE HOPED WOULD LEAVE NO DOUBT IN THE MINDS EXPERTS ABOUT THE "REAL" PAINTING.

    FILM SHOWS M.HEKKING WITH THE RIVAL "MONA LISA".IN A COMPARISON OF PHOTOGRAPH OF BOTH PAINTINGS, HE POINTS OUT THAT THE EYES OF THE LOUVRE VERSION ARE EXECUTED IN AN "AMATEURISH FASHION" WHICH INDICATES, IN HIS VIEW, AN INFERIOR COPY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA163Q6YSQ9YBRIHEH7X9EP9T7A
    Media URN:
    VLVA163Q6YSQ9YBRIHEH7X9EP9T7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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