In the first paragraph, the author refers to a highly reputed critic's persistence in believing van Meegeren's forger...

on December 21 at 07:38AM

Please explain answer

Where does it note the critic reference

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Annie on December 21 at 09:14PM

Hi @rpark,

The question points out that the reference to the critic comes in the first paragraph. If you read through that paragraph you will find the reference at lines 14-16.

As answer choice (E) states the reference to the critic is made to demonstrate how difficult it can be to identify forgeries. It is a passing reference and does not tell us anything more than that some critics were very fooled by van Meergens forgery, which tells us that it’s hard to identify them.