The masterpiece that was found in the woman’s kitchen was made by a 13th-century Italian painter named Cimabue and it was sold for 24 million euros ($26.6 million) on Sunday.
How was the painting discovered? An auctioneer spotted the painting, hanging on a wall between the kitchen and the dinning room while examining the woman’s house in Compiegne.
The expected sale price was around 4-6 million euros but it was sold off for more than twice the price that was estimated. The painting measures about 10 inches by 8 inches (24 by 20 centimeters) and it is titled “Christ Mocked.”
Just so you know, Cimabue was considered the forefather of the Italian Renaissance who was known for incorporating elements of movement and perspective, which is now characterised as Western painting.