It was among a pile of other paintings, on a bed, in one of the rooms of a apartment in Toulouse

To the great surprise of its owners, a painting depicting an angel and For years it was hidden in an apartment in Toulouse, sold at auction for 2.8 million euros.

) – 1528)), the 1528 was created. It was among a pile of other paintings, on a bed, in one of the rooms of the house, explained Pauline Marenz, of the auction house Artpaugée.

Last summer, in the context a record of the works on behalf of an insurance company, the owners asked for the rating of this table. “When I saw him, he was in excellent condition for a five-century painting. We gave it to our art critic, who certified it “, said Marenz.

Is the buyer the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum, which recently bought its partner? “The buyer did not want to be identified, it is an institution,” Marenz replied succinctly.

The two paintings, each depicted by an angel, are apparently the two side parts of a retable, the central part of which is ignored.

The initial estimate for “Angel with incense, with yellow tunic” was 800) – 800). 000 euros. They knew it had some value, but they did not even suspect that it was so big.

This painting first appeared in France in 1816, when he separated from his partner.

Bernhard Strigel was the portrait of the emperor Maximilian AD ( 1520) – 1519)).

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