Masterpiece A Big Attraction in Aberdeenshire

 

MASTERPIECE BY RAPHAEL
PROVES BIG ATTRACTION

AT HADDO HOUSE ABERDEENSHIRE
virgin mary

 
A Renaissance work of art, once dismissed as being near-worthless went on display to the public recently for two days in Aberdeenshire. Haddo House welcomed people from as far away as Inverness all keen to catch a glimpse of the lost masterpiece called “the Virgin Mary” which has been valued at £20m.

Art experts revealed this painting is probably the work of the 16th century icon Raphael.   Originally dubbed the Haddo Madonna, the art world thought it was done by Innocenzo da Imola.   Ian Jackson a staff member in Haddo House said “We’re absolutely delighted to see so many people taking an interest.   The fact it is a piece of art by Raphael, one of the greatest Renaissance artists, and it is available in a home, as opposed to a museum, is bound to generate great interest.”

showing virginmary


Editor’s note: Among the first visitors to view this work of art were our own community from Aberdeen. Catherine Laughlin and Margaret Pope may be seen in the picture above and Alda Civiera was somewhere around too.

Sent in by Margaret Pope rscj