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Breaking Now: Poland’s Raphael, Feared Destroyed, Is Rediscovered

This will be short, as I’m busy writing articles — but I can’t let go the breaking news coming from The Art Newspaper:

Poland’s long-lost Raphael found

According to the article, posted online, Portrait of a Young Man, dated to around 1513-1514, from the Czartoryski family collection in Crakow, has been discovered in a bank vault.

It had been taken by the Nazis in 1939 for Hitler’s Führermuseum, Linz, and it had disappeared from view in 1945 shortly before the end of the Second World War.

More details at that link, but many more should be coming out in future months.

Hat tip to Paul Jeromack, who pointed out the article.

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