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VERY OLD UNFRAMED PAINTING BELIEVED BY MANY TO BE A STUDY BY EL GRECO OR A LOST MASTERPIECE - ON THE BACK OF THE CANVAS IS WRITTEN IN FAINT PENCIL "STUDY BY EL GRECO" 22. X 17 UNFRAMED THIS ARTICLE IS TAKEN FROM THE NOVEMBER THE ART & ANTIQUES WEEKLY ISSUE GEORGE COSTOPULOS AUCTIONEER WILL HOLD IT’S ANNUAL FINE ART & ANTIQUES AUCTION ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH AT THE SONS OF ITALY AUCTION HALL AT 3PM . THESE ITEMS ARE GATHERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FROM MANY LOCAL ESTATES IN THE BOSTON MA. AREA. THIS YEAR, ALONG WITH THE MANY GREAT PAINTING THAT NORMALLY ARE FOUND IN THIS ONCE A YEAR AUCTION, SOMETHING UNUSUAL TURNED UP. THE UNUSUAL ITEM WAS A VERY OLD, EXTREMELY INTERESTING PAINTING UNFRAMED, UNSIGNED, OF A WOMEN LOOKING UP WITH A TEAR IN THE ONE EYE. IT LOOKS ALMOST RELIGIOUS IN NATURE WITH THE FLOWING RED GARMET AND THE FOLDED HANDS IN PRAYER. WHEN YOU SEE THE PAINTING IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE PAINTER HAD HIGH SKILLS AND COULD BRING OUT THE EMOTION OF THE VIEWER AND YOU KNEW IT HAD TO SOMEONE GREAT, BUT WHO? WELL ON THE BACK OF THIS VERY OLD CANVAS IS WRITTEN VERY FAINTLY IN PENCIL “STUDY BY EL GRECO”. COULD IT BE! COULD THIS BE A STUDY BY THE MASTER HIMSELF OR A LOST PAINTING OR NEITHER. THE FACE OF THE LADY IN QUESTION DOES LOOK VERY MUCH LIKE HIS MARY. THE COLORS AND STYLE ARE ALL THERE AND THE AGE LOOKS RIGHT. SO ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH WE MAY FIND OUT WEATHER THIS PAINTING IS OR IS NOT. IT WILL BE FUN AND THATS WHAT MAKES THE AUCTION BIZ SO INTERESTING AND ENDURING.

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OLD MASTER PAINTING BELIEVED TO BE BY EL GRECO

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000Nov 12, 2017