Maximum Word Count: 3,000
Assignment Set Text:
The Painter’s Eye and the Lawyer’s Tongue : The Artist as Witness (pages 105-133 of The Trials of Art edited by Daniel McClean, Ridinghouse, London, 2007).
Consider the Set Text and issues involved in and arising from the Desenfans v. Vandergucht art trial of 1787, and critically evaluate those issues in relation to art trials held over the past 25 years where courts have been required to decide whether a work is authentic.
The assignment will be assessed according to the following criteria:
understanding and application of a range of legal issues relevant to court decisions on whether a work is authentic
use of and reference to a range of relevant art trials held over the past 25 years, each of which casts further light on the various issues involved in and arising from the 1787 trial
clarity and balance of critical evaluation
academic presentation (terminology, citation, style, spelling, grammar, syntax).
© Henry Lydiate 2012
Your attention is drawn to the “Postgraduate Student Handbook” for details on plagiarism. The following two extracts indicate a robust policy of combating plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the theft or expropriation of someone else‟s work without proper acknowledgment, presenting the material as if it were one‟s own. Plagiarism is a serious offence and the consequences are severe. The Institute uses plagiarism software called „Turnitin‟ in order to monitor possible student plagiarism and assignments are also checked by markers. Suspected plagiarism and academic mis-conduct cases may be referred to the Academic Quality Team at the Institute level.
Please familiarize yourself with the Institute‟s policy on plagiarism, including the various forms of plagiarism.