Prince Charles has become embroiled in a major art scandal following allegations that a painting at one of his favourite stately homes is an audacious fake – and not the £50 million Monet it was claimed to be (center). This newspaper has also seen evidence that two other artworks there – purporting to be a £42 million Picasso (top left) and a £12 million Dali (bottom left) – are also counterfeit. They are among 17 paintings on loan to the house from bankrupt businessman James Stunt (bottom right inset), the former husband of Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone. Yesterday American artist Tony Tetro (top inset), who was once sentenced to six months in prison for art forgery, told The Mail on Sunday he had painted the pictures and sold them to Mr Stunt.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail