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Painting worth R2 billion found by accident in an attic of a French house [pic]
Posted by on Apr 13th, 2016

In what is being described as one of the greatest ever finds in the art world, a painting by one of the old masters has been discovered by accident in the leaky attic of a French house. The canvas by Italian artist Caravaggio was stumbled upon when the owners of a house in Toulouse wanted to fix a leak in the roof and could be worth an estimated $136 million. That’s a few cents short of R2 billion.


That’s part of the painting. The rest shows the man being decapitated.

A painting found in the attic of a house in southwest France two years ago was attributed to the Italian master Caravaggio by private French experts who hailed its discovery on Tuesday as a great event in the history of art.

The work, which depicts Biblical heroine Judith beheading an Assyrian general, was found by the owners of a house near Toulouse as they investigated a leak.

It could be worth 120 million euros. [Yahoo]


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