Saturday, 5 April 2014

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Hasan Niyasi's death (see some earlier blogs and http://www.3pipe.net/). I was contacted with him initially in connection with the Leonardo portrait of a young woman. He had an excellent grasp of the key issues and more logical good sense than many art historians. My subsequent contacts confirmed that he was a better art historian than a good number who are paid money for being so. We never met in person, alas.
I am currently in dialogue with a dealer about attributions (in general). I will see if he is willing for it to be posted in honour of Hasan.
Unlike Holmes, not being a pipe-smoker, I go for the three-coffee problem.

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  1. Thanks for writing this tribute to Hasan. I know that he really enjoyed corresponding with you. I hope that you are able to post your dialogue with an art dealer about attributions on here, especially if the post is in honor of Hasan. I'll keep an eye on your blog to see if it appears in the future!

    -Monica Bowen

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