I’m always suspicious of masterpieces being found in garages or spare rooms. If I was an art forger I would use this technique as you get a lot of media attention and you’re not really saying it is by the artist, you’re saying you found it in the garage. The art experts will say it is or isn’t by the artist.
The two small works by Fra Angelico will be auctioned next year and are expected to sell for more than one million pounds.
A 1 million pound art find behind the spare room door
“The paintings were discovered by Oxford librarian Jean Preston, who died this year, in a box of odds and ends in America in the 1960s. She did not know what they were but thought them “quite nice” and told her father, an amateur collector, about them. He paid a modest sum for them and passed them down to his daughter when he died. Miss Preston, an expert on medieval texts, lived the rest of her life austerely, traveling everywhere by bus or on foot, buying her clothes from a catalogue and eating frozen meals, not realizing she had a fortune behind the door of her spare room.” Guardian
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