Monday, August 08, 2016

Flea Market Find

A retired French archeologist picked up an engraving at a bric-a-brac stall in Sarrebourg, France for a few euros. He noticed the stamp of the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart on the  the back of the artwork and decided to donate it back. The copperplate engraving turned out to be a lost work by Albrecht Dürer titled Maria Crowned by an Angel. It was made in 1520 and had been missing since the end of the second world war.


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