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Eldorado

The Botticelli masterpiece that vanished

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Eldorado

It is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance depicting one of the most celebrated images in civilisation.

Reportedly once owned by Imelda Marcos, Madonna and Child (1485), from the studio of Sandro Botticelli, was valued at $10m when it was the subject of a lengthy court case to prove ownership.

But it now transpires that this was merely another twist in the painting’s recent turbulent history.

Six years on from when the case was finally resolved, the purported co-owner of the company that was awarded the painting has no idea what happened to it.

Full story at the UK Guardian: Link

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susieice

This does sound like a bad luck painting. I hope they are able to find it.

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toast

Wolfgang Beltracchi will fix the issue.

 

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The Wistman

What a Byzantine web of deceit and extra-legal chicanery.

I doubt very much that the painting will ever resurface.  It's now part of the shadow world of highly valued, illegally traded hidden assets.   A shame, really.

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