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The real deal?

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17 July 2015

CLIVE LAWRENCE

A large Renaissance-style painting, The Deposition of Christ, which has hung in St John the Baptist, Tunstall, for more than 200 years, is to be the subject of a Fake or Fortune? investigation, on BBC 1 this Sunday.

Earlier episodes of the weekly series — which features a forensic examination that attempts to determine the true provenance of works of art — showed paintings thought to be by Renoir and L. S. Lowry.

The presenter, Fiona Bruce, and Philip Mould, a specialist art-dealer, (pictured below, with the Priest-in-Charge of St John’s, the Revd Mark Cannon, and Jane Greenhalgh, a churchwarden), followed a trail to Cambridge and Venice.

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