FAKE OR FORTUNE? "Degas and the Little Dancer"

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Grosvenor, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

Credit: APT

Fiona Bruce and expert Philip Mould investigate more works of art with mysterious origins. They begin by examining a painting that owner Patrick Rice believes is by Edgar Degas. If correct, it could be worth about £500,000. Although Patrick's father bought it from a reputable dealer in 1945, the piece failed to make the official catalogue of the artist's work — meaning it is not classed as genuine by auction houses and is currently valued at only £200. Fiona and Philip trace the artwork back through time to find out whether it really was created by one of France's greatest artists. FAKE OR FORTUNE? "Degas and the Little Dancer" airs Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WXXI.