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Stunned auctioneer Richard Bromell.<br />
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Lost El Greco discovered in a Dorset saleroom?<br />
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An auction house was stunned when a small and rather tired looking oil painting that had spent the last 8 years in an attic sold for £120,000  - £119,700 over its £300 estimate.<br />
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The tiny 9ins by 7ins painting of a Catholic saint was believed by Charterhouse auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset, to have been the work of a 'follower' of 16th century renaissance artist El Greco.<br />
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But the feverish bidding seems to suggest it may actually be by the Greek master himself.<br />
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Charterhouse Auctioneers: Est £300, sold for £120,000.