Wednesday, June 01, 2011

14th century Italian paintings to be sold at auction in England

Four hidden masterpieces that were hanging on the wall of a country church are to go on sale for up to £1.5 million.

The 14th century paintings were on display at the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Withyham after being donated by an artist.

But now the Church of England has given permission for the four Italian paintings to be sold off to fund refurbishment work on the building.

Click here to read this article from the Argus

Click here to see a video report from the BBC