is Jan van Eyck's "Head of John the Baptist." Observe
the clinical accuracy with which the severed head is rendered; note
the realistic glint of the silver platter. And what's that on the
tray beside the martyr's head? Two poached eggs and a stack of pancakes.
This is a forgery, and not a particularly good one. Early in the
century, the Trask collection became known as a place to dump the
fakes no one else would buy. Other frauds in this room include...