French cultural life – September 2019

The painting is believed to be by Caravaggio and was sold for €170m

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1.  Caravaggio sells for €170m

A painting believed to be by Caravaggio found under a mattress in a Toulouse house five years ago, was bought for €170million by a foreign buyer two days before going under the hammer.

The family that discovered the work, the second version of Judith Beheading Holofernes showing a macabre biblical scene, said they believed the work was brought to France by one of their ancestors, who was in Napoléon’s army.

The work was authenticated by France’s top ...

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