Pieter de Hooch's name was also erased from many of his paintings and replaced by more prestigious signatures such as that of Vermeer. On his part Esias Boursse, who painted an interior scene, now in the museum of Rotterdam, was often mistaken with de Hooch, Metsu or Vermeer.
Meanwhile, Adriaen van de Velde, a pupil of Philip Wouverman, often painted figures in the works of Ruysdael and Wynants who himself also employed Wouverman to represent horses in his pictures.
Lingelbach notably requested the help of Beerstraten, J. Hackert, Hobbema, P. de Koninck, Jan Looten, F. de Moucheron or A. Verbom to complete his works.
A. van de Velde painted figures in the works of van der Heyden who also called upon Willem van de Velde to paint boats in his landscapes.
Albert Cuyp was often mistaken with H. de Meyer, Paulus Potter or A. Meulen. Abraham Calraet painted still lifes given to Albert Cuyp who himself influenced L. de Jongh or Govert Camphuysen.
During the 18th Century van Stry forged paintings by Cuyp, Hobbema and Potter whose works were then often believed to be by Berckheyde.
Many church interiors were indifferently attributed to Saenredam, Houckgeest, Hendrik van Vliet, Emmanuel de Witte, Both, Lingelbach or Berckheyde.
Karel Dujardin also imitated Potter and at the start of the 19th Century many dealers were selling copies or fakes in quantities. In addition, certain paintings were transformed even during the course of the 18th Century, notably some Dutch portraits heavily retouched and sold as 16th Century works.
It has been suggested that 2000 paintings by Rembrandt were now in the United States whereas the known works produced by this famous artist only exceed a total of 250.
The 26 Rembrandt paintings in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin and many among those in the Metropolitan Museum in New York have been considered as copies while only four works hanging in the Louvre Museum have been regarded as genuine.