Here are a couple of early modern stories recently in the news.
First, a lost painting by Ludovico Mazzolino aka Mazzolino da Ferrara dating from 1522 has been found in a Cheltenham pensioner’s collection. It was packed away in 1950. The painting will be sold by auction. See the Duke’s auction page here: http://www.dukes-auctions.com/Catalogues/PF011009/page8.html. (The painting is Lot 251.)
You can find the whole story here:
Also, in the news. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon has launched an appeal for funds to repair a wooden beam which is crumbling directly above the final resting place of William Shakespeare. The fault was discovered as part of ongoing structural repairs and will cost £50,000 to fix. The BBC story is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/8266160.stm
You can find out more about the repairs at the Friends of Shakespeare’s Church website: http://www.shakespeareschurch.org/safety-warning-news.htm. And, more importantly, you can make a donation here:
Thanks for these, Robin!