Monday, September 21, 2009

Lost Renaissance masterpiece rediscovered

Renaissance master painter Ludovico Mazzolino’s work done in 1522 has been found stored by its owner for 60 years after it had been passed on to him through his grandmother._46414624_painting

Experts traced the history of the painting to an 1812 auction in London where it was sold for £20. Its current owner’s grandmother is said to have bought it in Italy in 1862.

Possible current value of the painting is said to be worth £40,000 to £60,000.

Another masterpiece by Mazzolino was sold in July 2005 for £350,000.

Original article and image source at BBC

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