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Sept. 14 (UPI) — A long-lost, 17th-century Baroque painting is being examined by art historians after it was spotted hanging in a New York church.

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Thomas Ruggio, assistant professor of visual arts at Iona College, said he was visiting The Holy Family Church in New Rochelle earlier this year when a painting on the wall caught his eye.

“I realized immediately it was an Italian Baroque painting. And I sort of did a double take. Why is it here? I immediately got up and started to take some bad pictures with my cellphone,” Ruggio told WABC-TV.

Ruggio shared his photos with art historians in Italy and Manhattan, who quickly identified the piece as a long-lost work by Florentine master Cesare Dandini titled Holy Family with the Infant St. John.

The church said in a statement Monday that the painting had been donated sometime in the early 1960s by a former monsignor, who had purchased it from an unidentified London gallery.

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The parish agreed to loan the painting to Iona College, which said it will be on display at the New Rochelle campus for the next three months.

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