Fake news: Queen Victoria's Cranach turns out to be the real thing

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Painting monarch bought for Prince Albert, which experts thought was an imitation, goes on display at Windsor Castle

For more than a century art historical experts have labelled a painting Queen Victoria bought as a Christmas present for Prince Albert a 19th-century fake.

But a new generation of art historians has discovered they were wrong. Victoria and her advisers were correct when they bought the painting in 1840. It is a genuine work by the German master Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop.

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