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Raphael painting found in a cellar

Raffaello’s works are worth millions and even one of his smallest paintings if put on the block, could easily fetch 40 million euros! I say this because a small painting by this artist has just been found in a cellar under Palazzo D’Este after centuries of neglect.

Actually it was the precious and richly decorated frame which at first caught the eye of Mario Scalini, an important art expert which manages the art department in Emilia Romagna.

Apparently the painting which depicts the head of a woman was started by the Maestro and then finished by one of his most famous and talented pupils: Giulio Romano! Infra-red examination has provided information on its structure and materials, confirming Mr Scalini’s attribution!

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