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Mystery masterpiece found in dusty Paris flat

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Mystery masterpiece found in dusty Paris flat

Post by michellemoran » Mon October 11th, 2010, 5:40 am

Oh gosh - what would you do to have been the person who first stumbled across this?! It would be like opening a treasure chest!

And there's an image of the painting here.
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Post by cw gortner » Mon October 11th, 2010, 6:46 am

What a fantastic story - and gorgeous painting!
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Post by Madeleine » Mon October 11th, 2010, 10:39 am

What a gorgeous place - a stuffed ostrich though!?
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon October 11th, 2010, 1:15 pm

I'd be happy enough with the furniture in the apartment!
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Post by Misfit » Mon October 11th, 2010, 1:19 pm

Wow. What a find, beautiful woman in the painting.
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Post by fljustice » Mon October 11th, 2010, 3:23 pm

Gorgeous painting! What a wonderful find.
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Post by Margaret » Mon October 11th, 2010, 4:10 pm

What a fun painting - I wouldn't exactly call the woman "enshrouded" in that dress, the way the reporter wrote! Gosh, how great it would have been to be the first person to open the door to that flat in 70 years.
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Post by michellemoran » Mon October 11th, 2010, 4:11 pm

I hope (although I know it's a lot to hope for!) that the painting goes into a public gallery and that her love letters are published (assuming the family okays it). Imagine finding calling cards in the drawers? I'm actually surprised the apartment looked as good as it did!
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Post by Misfit » Mon October 11th, 2010, 4:49 pm

Sounds like perhaps her life was interesting enough someone could write a historical novel about her?
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon October 11th, 2010, 5:23 pm

I want to know what else they found in the apartment.

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