Woman finds $6.6m painting in kitchen

Woman finds $6.6m painting in kitchen
Art expert Eric Turquin inspects the painting "Christ Mocked", a long-lost masterpiece by Florentine Renaissance artist Cimabue in the late 13th century.- Reuters

Paris - For years, the painting had hung close to a cooking plate in the kitchen of an elderly lady in Compiegne, north of Paris.



By Reuters

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 25 Sep 2019, 1:02 AM

A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to ?6 million and will be sold at auction next month.
The Christ Mocked painting by early Renaissance artist Cimabue was valued at ?4 to ?6 million ($6.6 million) by Paris old masters specialist Eric Turquin and will be sold by auction house Acteon in Senlis, north of Paris, on October 27.
For years, the painting had hung close to a cooking plate in the kitchen of an elderly lady in Compiegne, north of Paris. It was found to be a Cimabue when an auction house specialist came to value her possessions.
Turquin said there was no doubt about the authenticity of the painting.
 


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