'Bargain 'lost' Chagall painting goes on display

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A previously unseen painting by Marc Chagall is to go on display after it was acquired by a small London gallery.

The Ben Uri London Jewish Museum of Art bought the work, titled Apocalypse in Lilac, Capriccio, for a bargain £26,000 at an auction in Paris last year.

The gallery bought the work in a secret operation designed to avoid alerting the world's big galleries to the existence of the painting.

It will be unveiled at the Osborne Samuel gallery, in Mayfair, on Friday.

The 1945 work is one of only 10 by Chagall, created between 1938 and 1945, to feature a Jewish Christ.

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