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

  • July 14, 2011 09:34

  • Email
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.


Read more at Daily Mail


  • Email

More News Feed Headlines

Lenfest Hall, facing East toward the Forum (below), the Great Stair Hall (above) - On view- Generation, 1988, Martin Puryear - Steve Hall © Hall + Merrick Photographers, 2021

Philadelphia Museum of Art Opens New Galleries and Public Spaces in Major Renovation

  • ArtfixDaily / May 6th, 2021

On May 7, 2021, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils to the public the culmination of two decades of planning, ...

Read More...
Desert X installation view of Zahrah Alghamdi, What Lies Behind the Walls.  2021.  Photography by Lance Gerber.  Courtesy the artist and Desert X.

Take A Virtual Walk-Through of Desert X 2021 in the Coachella Valley

  • ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

After a postponement due to pandemic stay-at-home orders, Desert X 2021 is in its final weeks of a 9-week (to May 16) ...

Read More...
Ackroyd & Harvey, installation of Beuys’ Acorns, at Tate Modern.

British Artists Ackroyd & Harvey Plant 100 Oak Trees Outside Tate Modern

  • ArtfixDaily / May 4th, 2021

In advance of the Tate Modern galleries' reopening (planned for May 17) in London, Beuys’ Acorns is a fresh ...

Read More...
George Bellows' "Polo Crowd"

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Splitting Up. Now What About Their Art Collection?

  • ArtfixDaily / May 3rd, 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the couple announced via Twitter on Monday. Noting ...

Read More...

ARTFIXdaily Artwire