LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – 100 Caravaggio paintings and sketches have been found at Sforza Castle in Milan. The one hundred works by Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio reportedly include Boy Bitten by a Lizard. The works are valued at a net worth of nearly $867 million.
Officials tell news that the works were done by Caravaggio during his studies with mentor painter Simone Peterzano. Caravaggio began his studies under Peterzano at age eleven.
The works were authored by Caravaggio during the period of 1584 to 1588, officials report to news today. Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz Guerrieri, artistic director for the Brescia Museum Foundation, made the revelation Friday. Bernardelli and Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli analyzed nearly one thousand works inside Castello Sforzesco to make the determination.
Officials have yet to indicate any plans for the works. No timeline has been released to news on announcing the one hundred works. “Every artist has a matrix style, unique to them that is distinguishable through the postures and body types in their sketches. They memorize them as students, learning by force of repetition, and carry them into maturity for their later works” Bernardelli told ANSA today.