The Daily Mail is winding up the idea that this painting that has languished in the hands of an owner who finally got around to investigating underneath the frame and found evidence of a signature that he thinks is Cezanne’s.
The canvas was curled up tightly at the edges so I carefully unravelled it to see the markings. I realised I could be looking at the first-ever Cezanne painting. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. I just bought it for the frame.
If true, the painting would be the earliest known example of the artist’s work. However, it is hard to imagine that it would also be among the artist’s most valuable works, as the newspaper tries to suggest:
Cezanne Painting Worth £40m Bought Because of the Frame (Daily Mail)