"Lost Michelangelo" masterpiece worth £100million found in student dorm

  • July 14, 2011 09:34

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The "lost Michelangelo" painting found in a student residence hall at Oxford.
via Daily Mail

A painting thought to have been by a Michelangelo contemporary could be the work of the Renaissance master himself. It may be worth upwards of £100million on the market if authenticated as a missing Michelangelo.

The mid-16th century oil depicting the crucifixion of Jesus has been hanging in a student residence hall at Oxford since the 1930s.

Scholars claim that infra-red technology reveals the hand of Michelangelo in the 12-inch by 27-inch painting.

The work is now held at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and will go in display in Milan and Rome this autumn.


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