The skeptic in me says that there are no original lost masterpieces hiding in closets or the storage sheds of long lost relatives, but I guess it could be possible.
A British woman has discovered a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite English artist John Everett Millais valued at £50,000. The story is that the 45 year old woman was given the painting as a gift for her 9th birthday and forgot about it until she moved house.
Millais is most famous for his Ophelia painting at the Tate Britain, inspired by Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
There’s more on the lost masterpiece on the Telegraph website here.