Scotland Yard Research Shows Van Meegeren’s Secret Supplies

A secret Scotland Yard report shows that the notorious Dutch forger Han van Meegeren bought rare lapis lazuli paint for his “Vermeers” from Winsor & Newton. Early in 1931 he purchased what may have been the equivalent of eight years’ total sales of the pigment by the UK firm, which was one of the few anywhere in the world to market it.

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