This painting went to auction with an estimated value of Â£300-Â£500. Two bidders really wanted it, and the final price was Â£205,000! Art dealers now think itâ€™s an original Titian, dated between 1510 and 1520. If so, the painting could be worth around Â£5 million. Auctioneer Mark Gilding said:
"Our opinion was it was 18th century, after an early Italian artist. Obviously a couple of people thought differently: two people on the day turned up and battled it out.
"The people bidding on it handle these things day in, day out. On this occasion, as a provincial auctioneer, we bow to their superior knowledge."
Link to auction site. Link to story. -via Arbroath