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Old 08-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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Possible da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse; could be worth $150 million

"I showed it to him [auctioneer Harry Robertson] and he was staggered, speechless save for a sigh of exclamation," said Ms. McLaren, according to The People.

The Daily Mail says the painting may be of Mary Magdalene holding a young child. The painting is now undergoing further analysis by experts at the Cambridge University and the Hamilton Kerr Institute, who will attempt to uncover its exact age and origins.

Even if the painting is not a da Vinci original, it is believed to at least be from the da Vinci school, created by one of the master's pupils during the 16th century.





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Possible da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse; could be worth $150 million

Fiona McLaren, 59, had kept an old painting in her Scottish farmhouse for decades. She reportedly didn't think much of the painting, which had been given to her as a gift by her father. But after she finally decided to have the painting appraised, some experts are speculating that it may in fact be a 500-year-old painting by Leonardo da Vinci and potentially worth more than $150 million.



"I showed it to him [auctioneer Harry Robertson] and he was staggered, speechless save for a sigh of exclamation," said Ms. McLaren, according to The People.
The Daily Mail says the painting may be of Mary Magdalene holding a young child. The painting is now undergoing further analysis by experts at the Cambridge University and the Hamilton Kerr Institute, who will attempt to uncover its exact age and origins.
Even if the painting is not a da Vinci original, it is believed to at least be from the da Vinci school, created by one of the master's pupils during the 16th century.
A papal bull was found attached to the back of the painting and is believed to have originated from the era of Pope Paul V, head of the Catholic Church in the early 17th century. McLaren says the word "Magdalene," is visible on the faded paper.
McLaren says she hopes the painting is sold to a museum, and she plans to donate a percentage of the painting's sale value after it is auctioned.

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It actually looks pretty convincing. I won't pretend to be an art expert, but you could fool me into believing it's a da Vinci.
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I would love to see someone bring something like that to the Antiques Roadshow and wtach the appraiser's reaction!
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Re: Possible da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse; could be worth $150 million

I'm a big art fan; I've been to the Prado, Louvre, Uffizzi, Hermitage, etc. While this would be a major find, I am skeptical, although they compare it to Madonna of the Rocks, and it is similar.

$150 mill? Talk about life changing $$$...you could change the lives of every friend and family member.
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Re: Possible da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse; could be worth $150 million

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I'm a big art fan; I've been to the Prado, Louvre, Uffizzi, Hermitage, etc. While this would be a major find, I am skeptical, although they compare it to Madonna of the Rocks, and it is similar.

$150 mill? Talk about life changing $$$...you could change the lives of every friend and family member.
I'm not that in to art really - not paintings anyway. But I've been to the Louvre and I'm sad to say that at the time I had zero appreciation for the things I saw. I'd love to go back someday.
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Re: Possible da Vinci painting found in Scottish farmhouse; could be worth $150 million

I need to go and check out what in my farm house.
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