Spanish Tax Authority Murillo (ctd.)

July 29 2020

Image of Spanish Tax Authority Murillo (ctd.)

Picture: El Pais

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Spanish newspaper El Pais has reported on controversy that has arisen over a Murillo which is due to be sold by the Spanish Tax Authorities. It seems that a row has erupted over both the quality and estimated price of the work. Enrique Valdivieso, the scholar who authenticated the work, described the painting as being over-valued. Other scholars have pitched in to describe the work as a second rate copy.

More details concerning the work's provenance have also been published.

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