A version of the famous painting “Judith and Oloferne” has been found in the attic of an old house in the country of Tolouse, France, during work of repair under the roof.
The painting has delivered a lot of attention, since the painter’s hand is really similar to the one of the version conserved in Palazzo Barberini, in Rome.
According to experts, the painting is absolutely a real Caravaggio: “The light, the energy, the touch, are not comparable to anyone else, even the materials of the painting, and all of this is recognizable in the newfound masterpiece.” said expert Eric Turquin, owner of a private study of art. Other expert, although, are skeptical.
France, nonetheless decided to believe in its originality, proclaimed the total prohibition for the painting to leave the country and put it in the list of National Treasures.