By Football Italian staff A replica Monet bust is being used to sell art at a modern art gallery in Milan.
The “Monet” sculpture by Raphael is now being used as an example for “a new type of fake art” being sold in the Milan gallery, where the original is being sold.
The work, created in 1884 by Italian painter Eugenio Del Casale, is being offered for sale for around €2,000 (US$2,350).
The “monet” was also a model for a painting by Renoir in 1878.
The auction house, “La Sculptura”, is currently selling the works at the auction house for €1,200, with a further €400 going to the museum.
Art lovers are already aware that fake Monets are not the norm.
But this one is quite a unique one, given that the statue was actually designed by Leonardo da Vinci, who was known for creating the masterpiece of the same name.
A statue of a man by Leonardo is sold at the Louvre museum in Paris on April 11, 2018, in this handout image provided by the Louvain-Bibliothèque Nationale.
The painting by Leonardo was used in an opera in 1815 by Antonio Stradivari, and is one of the most famous paintings of the 19th century.
It was painted on the facade of the Palazzo di San Giovanni di Padua and sold in 1843 to a friend of Stradivarius’ and is considered to be one of his greatest works.
The statue was made of stone, bronze and marble.
The price of the fake was €1.5 million.