A British couple trying to sell their home discovered a hidden mural in their dining room painted by Lucian Freud — one of Britain's most famous artists. Freud painted it when he lived there in the 50s but it had been wallpapered over.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.
In this tough real estate market, a few extras can help move a house. So consider the luck of one British couple trying to sell their home. They discovered a hidden mural in the dining room painted by one Lucian Freud, one of Britain's most famous artists. Freud painted it when he lived there in the '50s, but it had been wallpapered over. Now a buyer will get the mural, 70 acres in Dorset, and a pool too.
It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.