A painting found hanging in an elderly woman’s home near Paris is a long-lost masterpiece by Florentine Renaissance artist Cimabue, art experts say.
“Christ Mocked”, part of a series of paintings from the late 13th Century, was discovered at the property in the northern French town of Compiegne.
It is thought it could fetch up to €6m ($6.5m; £5.3m) at auction next month.
The woman had it valued believing it to be an old religious icon. Experts said there was “no disputing” its origin. Read more