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Saturday, September 22, 2012

 'Missing Turner' painting to be unveiled

Turner experts to present evidence that seascape bought for £3,700 at golf club auction eight years ago may be lost work.

A detail from Fishing  Boats in a Stiff Breeze, which is believed to be by JMW Turner and to have been given to his friend and executor Henry Trimmer. Photograph: Private Collection 
Image found at: http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/9/20/1348148152745/Missing-Turner-painting-010.jpg

The long-lost JMW Turner Painting, bought for £3,700 but now valued by one insurance firm at £20m is being claimed to have been uncovered and experts will be providing evidence next week.

Jonathan Weal, 54 who works for an investment fund, spotted the seascape eight years ago in  an auction at a Kent golf club.    

After years of research, his belief in the work - entitled Fishing Boats in a Breeze - has apparently been backed by art experts and  scientific tests that investigated everything from pigments to the signature. He said Hiscox, the specialist art insurers, had valued the work at £20m.
Blog by: Halen Bremer

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Article by: Dayla Alberge 
The Guardian, Thursday 20 September 2012 09:46 EDT    

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