English Heritage rediscover a Botticelli renaissance 'masterpiece'


The BBC’s Arts Editor Will Gompertz visited the English Heritage to talk about a recently rediscovered 15th Century masterpiece.

The work had been thought to be a later copy of the Madonna of the Pomegranate, painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1487.

But English Heritage conservators changed their minds after scraping thick yellow varnish off the painting.



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