Numb3rs and The Fictional World of Archives

TV Series Premiere on CBS: January 23, 2005.

Second Season, "Provenance", 2006  (rebroadcast, March 16, 2007)

The theft of a Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) painting worth $22 million on loan to a small, private museum looks at the issue of art looted by the Nazis. Applying mathematical analysis to the painting's crackelour, Professor Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz) is able to determine that the stolen painting was a forgery. The real painting is tracked down to Hungary where it was languishing in a police vault and returned to its rightful owner, an aging Jewish German woman who had attempted unsuccessfully to gain custody of the work through the courts.

  1. Numb3rs (
  2. The Internet Movie Database
  3. Camille Pissarro, "Father of Impressionism" (Artcyclopedia and Wikipedia)

CONTENTS: The Fictional World of Archives

Submitted by David Mattison, 2007.03.17. Updated 2007.03.17.