Work Attributed to Goya Withdrawn From Auction
Date: 29 Dec 2006 | | Views: 4300
Saints Adoring the Holy Sacrament attributed to Goya.
MADRID, SPAIN. - The “Saints Adoring the Holy Sacrament” attributed to Goya was scheduled to be auctioned yesterday at Lamas Bolaсo, in Madrid. But the police withdrew it from the auction and took it to to Museo del Prado to be examined by experts, according to a spokesperson from the Ministry of Culture. The work had a starting price of 1.2 million euros.
Carmina Pertierra, responsible of the auction house, stated the work is in the Museo del Prado offices to be examined. The Prado has not confirmed this. The work measures 57 x 70 cm and belongs to a private collector and has a certificate of authenticity issued by Josй Manuel Arnбiz y Asociados and a chemical analysis of the pigments signed by Enrique Parra. There are also x-rays of the work and a technical study by Antonio Perales.
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