Auction officer Marc Labarbe presents the painting to the media in Paris.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
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A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France. Eric Turquin, the French expert who retrieved the painting two years ago, says it is in an exceptional state of conservation and estimates its value at 120 million euros (about $135 million).Two Caravaggio experts with whom he consulted have attributed the work to Louis Finson, a Flemish painter and art dealer who was familiar with Caravaggio, Turquin said. Finson possessed a number of works from the Italian master and made copies of his pictures.They telephoned local auctioneer Marc Labarde. After using cotton wool and water to clean it, he claimed to recognize a 17th-century painting from the Caravaggio school.
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