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Unknown £3k eBay Painting Buyer May Have £250,000 Masterpiece

By Gary Cutlack on at

An art dealer may have made a rather large mistake in selling a painting for £3,000 on eBay. It was one of a pair by artist Edouard Vuillard and could be worth around £250,000. So if you know someone with a weird oval painting they got from eBay a few years ago, let them know. Or don't let them know and buy it off them for £4,000.

BBC TV show Fake Or Fortune claims to have put in the forensic legwork and has determined the other painting in the pair is indeed a Vuillard original. The owner of this one claims he bought it from a dealer who used to have two of them -- and sold one on the cheap through eBay. [Metro]

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