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World Medieval masterpiece by Cimabue rediscovered in French house

16:05  24 september  2019
16:05  24 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman’s kitchen —and it’s expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction. Cimabue , who taught Italian master Giotto, is widely considered the forefather of the Italian Renaissance.

PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman’s kitchen —and it’s expected to Cimabue , who taught Italian master Giotto, is widely considered the forefather of the Italian Renaissance. He broke from the Byzantine style popular

PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen and is expected to sell for millions of euros at an upcoming auction.

Old lady discovers Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

  Old lady discovers Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen An early Renaissance masterpiece by the Florentine master Cimabue has been discovered in an old lady's kitchen in a town near Paris, art experts said Monday. Early Renaissance art was hugely influenced by Byzantine art, which is still produced in a similar style today on a background of gold paint. However, tests using infrared light found that there was "no disputing that the painting was done by the same hand" as other known works by Cimabue, said art expert Eric Turquin.It will now go under the hammer at the Acteon auction house in Senlis, north of Paris, on October 27.

A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue has been discovered in a French woman's kitchen —and it's 24, 2019. A rare 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue has been found in a French kitchen, and is now expected to fetch millions of euros at an upcoming auction.

PARIS (AP) — A masterpiece attributed to 13th century Italian painter Cimabue that was discovered in an elderly French woman's kitchen and is expected to sell for millions of euros at A rare 13th century painting by Italian master Cimabue has been found in a French kitchen, and is now expected to fetch

Stephane Pinta, a painting specialist with the Turquin gallery in Paris, said an auctioneer spotted the painting while inspecting the woman's house in Compiegne and suggested she bring to experts for an evaluation.

Titled "Christ Mocked," the painting measures about 10 inches by 8 inches (24 by 20 centimeters).

Art experts say it is likely part of a larger diptych that Cimabue painted around 1280. Two other panels are displayed at the Frick Collection in New York and the National Gallery in London.

The painting will go on sale Oct. 21 at the Acteon auction house north of Paris.

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