Skip to comments.Long-lost 13th-century painting found hanging in woman's kitchen
Posted on 09/24/2019 1:10:43 PM PDT by Red Badger
A painting found hanging in an elderly French woman's kitchen was found to be a long-lost panel from a polyptych by 13th-century Italian artist Cimabue. The painting, titled "Mocking of Christ," is scheduled to be auctioned Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of Acteon
Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A long-lost painting by pre-Renaissance painter Cimabue is headed to auction after being found hanging in an older French woman's kitchen.
Experts said the Compiegne woman decided to have the painting hanging in her kitchen appraised and numerous tests were conducted that confirmed it to be the work of 13th-century Italian artist Cimabue, aka Cenni di Pepo.
Eric Turquin, an expert who examined the painting, said it appears to be a panel from a polyptych, a work of several painted scenes divided into multiple panels. He said the wood panel of the painting matches with other known Cimabue paintings from the same work.
The 10-inch painting, titled Mocking of Christ, is expected to fetch up to $6.5 million when it is auctioned Oct. 27 by Acteon.
Why cant I find something like that in my kitchen?
You don’t live in Europe where EVERYTHING IS OLD...............
“The 10-inch painting, titled Mocking of Christ, is expected to fetch up to $6.5 million when it is auctioned Oct. 27 by Acteon.”
Oh, good. They found my property. I’ve been looking for it the past few centuries.
LOVE the golf umbrella.
LOVE the golf umbrella.
Found by Gabriel Allon?
Why would anyone HANG that in a kitchen, even without knowing what it was?
That’s St. Peter with the sword?...............
Thanks Red Badger. I'll be interested in further info, such as provenance, since for years the Mob has been stripping and selling off medieval art from the basically disused churches and chapels throughout rural Italy (and Sicily, for sticklers who say that Sicily isn't Italy).
Nothing in the article about how a Cimabue ended up in kitchen in a Northern French provincial city. Must be a fascinating story.
I’ve got three of those in my kitchen. Had no idea until now what they were.
WOW! I’ve seen pictures of a number of thirteenth century paintings in various history books, including a portrait of Edward I of England. None of them depicted depth and the human face as well as this one. Quite a find.
Did they ever fix that?..................
Living room not so bad.
How long? Feels like the paintings heisted from the Gardner Museum have been "long-lost".
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