Painting bought for $25 in 1899 could be worth $26 million

(KRON) — There is much excitement in the art world on Monday night, as a painting discovered in a stately Scottish home may be worth $26 million, according to CNN.

It is thought to be a Madonna, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ,  painted by Renaissance master Raphael.

The discovery was made by an art historian and presenter for the BBC while looking for other works for a TV program at Scotland’s national collection in northern Aberdeen.

The program, by the way, is “Britain’s Lost Masterpieces.”

The series looks for valuable works of art in local public art collections.

The painting was thought to be sold for $25 in 1899.

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