Valuable 18th century painting rediscovered in California home

April 1, 2015 10:09 PM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 18th century painting long considered lost has been found in the home of a California lawyer whose family had held the piece for generations but was unaware of its origins, a Los Angeles museum official said on Wednesday.

The painting, lauded as a masterpiece of colonial Mexican art depicting mixed-race families of the era, has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, known as LACMA.

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