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Long-lost 13th-century painting found hanging in woman's kitchen
UPI ^ | 24 Sept 2019 | Ben Hooper

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

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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.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; History; Society
KEYWORDS: cennidipepo; cimabue; compiegne; ericturquin; france; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; italy; middleages; renaissance
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1 posted on 09/24/2019 1:10:43 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Why can’t I find something like that in my kitchen?


2 posted on 09/24/2019 1:14:32 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: reg45

You don’t live in Europe where EVERYTHING IS OLD...............


3 posted on 09/24/2019 1:15:37 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: reg45
Just glad it didn't get this treatment.


4 posted on 09/24/2019 1:16:15 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Red Badger

“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.”

6.5 MILLION??????

Oh, good. They found my property. I’ve been looking for it the past few centuries.


5 posted on 09/24/2019 1:18:10 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Red Badger

LOVE the golf umbrella.


6 posted on 09/24/2019 1:25:47 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true..)
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To: Red Badger

LOVE the golf umbrella.


7 posted on 09/24/2019 1:25:48 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true..)
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To: Red Badger

Found by Gabriel Allon?


8 posted on 09/24/2019 1:29:28 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: reg45

Why would anyone HANG that in a kitchen, even without knowing what it was?


9 posted on 09/24/2019 1:30:38 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it")
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To: knarf

That’s St. Peter with the sword?...............


10 posted on 09/24/2019 1:32:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
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).

11 posted on 09/24/2019 1:32:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Red Badger

Nothing in the article about how a Cimabue ended up in kitchen in a Northern French provincial city. Must be a fascinating story.


12 posted on 09/24/2019 1:32:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Jamestown1630

I’ve got three of those in my kitchen. Had no idea until now what they were.


13 posted on 09/24/2019 1:35:27 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (Freedom, if you can keep it)
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To: Red Badger

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.


14 posted on 09/24/2019 1:37:34 PM PDT by libstripper (a bit,)
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To: SunkenCiv

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49807958


15 posted on 09/24/2019 1:38:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Did they ever fix that?..................


16 posted on 09/24/2019 1:38:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain......................)
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To: SunkenCiv

Kitchen. Yikes.

Living room not so bad.


17 posted on 09/24/2019 1:53:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: Red Badger
A long-lost painting...

How long? Feels like the paintings heisted from the Gardner Museum have been "long-lost".

18 posted on 09/24/2019 1:56:09 PM PDT by C210N (qui)
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To: Red Badger

Neat.


19 posted on 09/24/2019 1:56:18 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mairdie

Cimabue ping!


20 posted on 09/24/2019 1:57:12 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it. --Douglas MacArthur)
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