Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Forgotten Titian sold in Market Harborough

Well, maybe. The BBC reports:

A forgotten masterpiece may have surfaced at a Leicestershire auction house after being mistaken for a copy.

Gilding's of Market Harborough described the painting of a black clad man as "18th century continental school" with an estimate of £300-£500.

But on the day a bidding war pushed the price to £205,000.

The buyer is believed to be from the London art trade and the picture is suspected of being by 16th Century artist Titian and worth upwards of £5m.

It's always nice to see Market Harborough make the headlines. And hello to Gilding's, our local auctioneers.

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