18th-century masterpiece found in attic may fetch PS900,000

November 29th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 29 (ANI): A painting judged to be too sexually intimidating by its owners 150 years ago, has been valued at 900,000 pounds now.

After it was decided that the painting was not suitable to be displayed, it was consigned to the attic of a French chateau, Times Online reports.

The 18th-century masterpiece had been painted by Giambattista Tiepolo, who one of the most brilliant and sought-after Italian painters of his time.
The owners grandchildren recently discovered it, and after valuation it was set at the given price and will be put on sale at Christies on December 2. (ANI)

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