At the upcoming auction “14th to 20th century paintings” scheduled for the 17th of May in Florence at Pandolfini’s auction house, a “Madonna with the Child and an angel” on wood, 59×42 cm, 112×77 cm with frame, painted by the well-known forger Umberto Giunti (Siena 1886-1970) is offered with an estimate of 8000/12000 euros.
Not a novelty in itself that a painting recognised as false is offered for auction. It is interesting however the comparison with the estimate of 2000/3000 euros proposed e.g. for the Trasfigurazione an original, Tuscany school, XVII cent, oil on canvas, 97×76 cm, unframed. Shall the price difference be due to the frame?