Renoir painting found at Virginia flea market

September 11, 2012 3:36:19 PM PDT
A woman in Virginia found a real treasure among the trash at a local flea market: an 1879 painting by Renoir.

The woman is not giving her name because of the value of the work of art. It's an 1879 Renoir titled "The Landscape on the Banks of the River Seine."

The finder of the painting says she initially bought the picture for its frame. When she was about to remove the painting from the frame her mother noticed the name Renoir on the edging.

It was the real thing.

Auctioneers say the painting could bring up to $100,000.


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