02/14/2013 04:39 pm ET Updated Apr 16, 2013

Sotheby's Sued Over Caravaggio Attribution

Sotheby's is being sued for damages over a work it attributed to a "follower" of Caravaggio that sold at auction in London to the late collector and scholar Sir Denis Mahon in 2006, for a hammer price of £42,000. Mahon subsequently identified the painting as a work "by the hand of Caravaggio" and obtained an export licence for it that gave an estimated selling price of £10m, according to a claim filed at London's High Court of Justice.

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