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Friday, 24 April 2015 12:23

A Long-Lost Painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres Has Been Discovered in France

A self-portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. A self-portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Wikipedia

A painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres has been found in the French province of Jura completely by chance, Le Monde reports.

The piece is only the latest in a spate of "lost" masterpieces that have turned up in recent months sometimes to huge auction success.

The discovery was made during an inventory conducted by Emmanuel Buselin, curator and advisor of historical monuments of the region, in the attic of the chapel of the former hospital Hôtel-Dieu, located in the town of Lons-le-Saunier.

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