Lost Renaissance masterpiece found hanging in a bungalow in Enfield sells for over £250,000

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“Important” Renaissance paintings by Botticelli art students sell for over £ 250,000 after being found hanging on a bed in an Enfield bungalow.

  • The 255,000 pound worth of canvas was painted by Filippino Lippi in the 15th century.
  • Regular evaluations of Enfield’s bungalows have found masterpieces
  • Its owner is a 90-year-old woman who inherited the painting from her father.
  • The picture is a depiction of the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus

A Renaissance painting by an Italian master found hanging on a bed in an Enfield bungalow sold for over £ 250,000.

The portrayal of Madonna and Child by Botticelli student Filippino Lippi was drawn in the 15th century.

It was discovered when Siobhan Tyrell, an expert at Dawsons Auctioneers at an antique road show, was regularly assessing the contents of the house.

The owner of the painting, which inherited a masterpiece from his father over 30 years ago, is a 90-year-old woman with dementia who has lived in a long-term care facility since last year.

Her family was selling her bungalows in Enfield, north London, to help take care of her when amazing discoveries were made.

A 15th-century depiction of Madonna and Child by Botticelli student Filippino Lippi, who was found hanging on a bed in an Enfield bungalow, sold for over £ 250,000.

They knew nothing about the painting, its history, its value.

The 50cm x 43.5cm canvas oil painting earned 255,000 pounds when placed under a hammer at an auction.

More than 20 people from around the world bid, but eventually sold to British buyers.

Auctioneer Peter Mason said:

“We knew it would work, but the price of the final hammer exceeded our expectations.”

Mrs. Tyrell, who is responsible for the auctioneer’s assessment, said:

More than 20 people from around the world bid, but eventually sold to British buyers for £ 255,000.Photo: Dawsons Auctions Auctioneer Stands Next To Masterpiece

More than 20 people from around the world bid, but eventually sold to British buyers for £ 255,000.Photo: Dawsons Auctions Auctioneer Stands Next To Masterpiece

“I’m a general appraiser, not a painting expert, but I soon realized that it was important.”

Aubrey Dawson, Managing Director of Dawsons, said:

“Most people look at programs like antique roadshows, see unusual discoveries discovered, and we all secretly want to find something lurking in our attic. I want it.

“The discovery of this painting was one of those moments, and the fact that the owner and his family didn’t know its value made it even more enjoyable for everyone involved.”

Filippino Lippi was born in Italy in 1457 and is believed to have been a disciple of Botticelli.

The norms of his work include frescoes and altarpieces alongside paintings.

His work is often inferior to the works of his father, Hula Filippo Lippi, and the young artists Rafael and Michelangelo, but is still considered to have had a significant influence on the High Renaissance artists.

Dawsons Auctioneers specializes in art, jewelery and antiques.

Filippino Lippi: A painter who influenced the Italian High Renaissance artists

Filippino Lippi was an Italian painter who worked in Florence from the late 15th century to the early 16th century until his death in 1504.

He has been successful all his life, but his brilliance is now almost forgotten.

According to the National Gallery, this may be in part due to the great fame of two painters, Rafael and Michelangelo, who were part of the generation of Italian painters who fallow Lippi.

Lippi is his work that influenced the High Renaissance artists and is seen as a link between the achievements of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Filippino Lippi was an Italian painter who worked in Florence from the late 15th century to the early 16th century until his death in 1504.

Filippino Lippi was an Italian painter who worked in Florence from the late 15th century to the early 16th century until his death in 1504.

The painter honed his skills while being a student of the much more famous Sandro Botticelli.

Lippi’s paintings sold at the auction are another depiction by Madonna and Child painters.

The other version, painted in 1485, is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Madonna is a depiction of the Virgin Mary. Like Lippi’s painting, she is often seen with the child Jesus.

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