Oxford crucifixion painting may be a true masterpiece

When a painting of the Crucifixion was purchased for Campion Hall at the University of Oxford in the 1930s, the buyers never dreamed they had a true Renaissance masterpiece painted by Michelangelo himself. (photo)

Now believed to be a "lost Michelangelo," the Crucifixion With The Madonna, St John And Two Mourning Angels has been hanging on the wall of the Oxford residence since that time.  The master of Campion Hall, Father Brendan Callaghan, said: "It's a very beautiful piece, but far too valuable to have on our wall any more."