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THE CIMBAUE DISCOVERED IN A KITCHEN FETCHES NEARLY $27 MILLION
It’s amazing what you can find in an old French house! A painting attributed to Cimabue, the 13th-century Florentine genius who started the Renaissance, has turned up this June in Compiègne, where its elderly owner hung it for years above a hotplate between her kitchen and lounge. “The Mocking of Christ,” a 10-inch tempera painting, sold for $26.8 million this Sunday in an auction of low-value antiques. It is the first work believed to have been painted by Cimabue to sell at auction in living memory. The price was believed to be the highest for a European old master painting at auction since Leonardo’s “Salvator Mundi” sold for a record-shattering $450.3 million at Christie’s in 2017.
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