A painting by Michelangelo, thought to have been lost, has been discovered hanging on the wall in Campion Hall at Oxford. It's somewhat bittersweet for the owner of the painting, as it has now been moved to a museum for safe keeping. The master of Campion Hall, Father Brendan Callaghan, said: "It's a very beautiful piece, but far too valuable to have on our wall any more."
This sort of thing is not unknown. A few years back a lost Caravggio painting was found in the entry hall of a boys school in Ireland. It's now on permanent loan to the National Gallery in Dublin, since the school cannot afford the insurance to hang it on their own wall.
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