A copy of an existing work of art or a work, it is usually done in careful imitation of a well-known artist&#39;s style. It is distinguished from a COPY or studio version because the intention is to deceive. (See also ATTRIBUTION, FORGERY and PROVENANCE) Source: Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques<br><br>Having a deliberately false or misleading appearance; forgery, counterfeit; not authentic, not genuine. Or, to intentionally forge, counterfeit.Also see ersatz, original, and paint-by-number.