Art expert vanishes with possible da Vinci

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Art expert vanishes with possible da Vinci

An elderly woman who turned to an art expert to prove the authenticity of a possible portrait by da Vinci has seen her work vanish alongside the man she hired to evaluate the work.

Art expert vanishes with possible da Vinci
An elderly woman who turned to an art expert to prove the authenticity of a possible portrait by da Vinci has seen her work vanish alongside the man she hired to evaluate the work. 
 
The senior citizen from Bordeaux received the drawing from her father, an antiquarian, and has been in possession of the drawing for several years. She was looking to have it appraised with the purpose of selling the drawing, and has now found herself missing an item that, if authentic, would be valued among the millions of euros. 
 
The supposed art expert who took off with the work liquidated his company before disappearing, making quite obvious his opinion regarding the validity of the drawing. However, another expert who was previously consulted with regards to the piece claims that it could be the work of Passerotti, another Italian painter of the 16th century. Nonetheless, even if the drawing was a Passerotti, it would be worth several hundred thousand euros. 
 
 
 

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