The passage most strongly supports which one of the following statements?

Samantha on April 6, 2020

Answer choice E

Why would "E" be correct? Thank you!

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Shunhe on April 7, 2020

Hi @samlhoover,

Thanks for the question! Recall that the passage mentions Han van Meegeren’s The Disciples at Emmaus (line 7) which it talks about throughout the passage. Now, note that it is referred to throughout the passage as a forgery (for example, line 23, line 57). But although this painting was “painted under the forged signature” of Jan Vermeer, it did not directly copy a particular original work of art. Instead, it merely copied Vermeer’s style and name. Thus, (E) can be directly supported by the passage.

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