St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Worries after forger Keating is linked to picture at Horham church

A painting returned to a village church after an absence of 50 years may be an original 16th century study or the work of master forger Tom Keating. Mr. Keating was asked to restore the painting in the 1960s but a decade later he was unmasked as a serial faker as bogus works assigned to Samuel Palmer and other great artists. Now residents at Horham, near Eye, say they cannot be absolutely sure who is the artist who created the painting – now returned to the village after 50 years in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral.