Sold for just £2,500, is this lost Gainsborough actually worth £1m?

Sold for just £2,500, is this lost Gainsborough actually worth £1m?

The Guardian

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Previously unknown portrait depicting a little-known composer surfaced in France last year

A completely unknown portrait by Thomas Gainsborough has been discovered, to the excitement of scholars of art and music as it is thought to depict an unjustly forgotten musician who was well known in 18th-century Britain.

A painting of a man holding a scroll of manuscript music was described only as “British School” when it surfaced in France in December, selling in a Paris auction for around £2,500.

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