The painting that's been kept in the depths of an art gallery for 100 years - and might be worth £1m
A mystery oil painting kept in the depths of a Manchester art gallery for almost 100 years could turn out to be a Turner - and worth £1m.
The painting of a ship off Margate beach had been in storage as previous Turner experts had shed serious doubt over its authenticity.
But now art historian, Ian Warrell, who used to look after the huge Turner collection at Tate Britain in London, is convinced it is by the great man.
Mr Warrell said: “It had been hidden away at the Whitworth really because they were led to believe that it was not a Turner. But I’m convinced that it is.”
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