Fake Beethoven autograph

Press/Media: Expert comment

Release date: 29/11/2016

Description

Proved that a manuscript described by Sotheby’s as ‘Beethoven autograph’ was only a copy, so that the sale at auction, 29 Nov. 2016, fell through. 

The manuscript had been estimated at £150,000-£200,000.

Media contributions

TitleFake Beethoven autograph
Degree of recognitionNational
Media typeTelevision
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date29/11/16
DescriptionProved that a manuscript described by Sotheby’s as ‘Beethoven autograph’ was only a copy, so that the sale at auction, 29 Nov. 2016, fell through. Resulting interviews on Northwest Tonight (BBC TV), News at Ten (ITV) and Today (Radio 4), followed by extended reports in major newspapers including The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, and The New York Times. The manuscript had been estimated at £150,000-£200,000.
PersonsBarry Cooper