Judge Rules for Sotheby’s in Caravaggio Lawsuit

January 16th, 2015

the Disputed work, a duplicate or other edition of Caravaggio's The Cardsharps, via Daily MailThe lawsuit between Sotheby’s and collector Lancelot William Thwaytes has been decided in favor of the auction house. Sotheby’s sold a work for Thwaytes, attributed to a follower of Caravaggio, for £42,000 in 2006, only to have the work authenticated as a true Caravaggio weeks later.  Mrs Justice Rose ruled there had been no negligence in the case, stating that Sotheby’s is “entitled to rely on the connoisseurship and expertise of their specialists.”

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