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  • FILE - Undated picture made available Monday, July 19, 2010, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano showing "The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" painting. The Vatican's top art historian has shot down a report in the Vatican's own newspaper that had suggested that a recently discovered painting was a Caravaggio. The head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, wrote Monday, July 26, 2010, in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that the work, discovered in the sacristy of a Jesuit church in Rome, was most likely a copy of an original painted by a Caravaggio student. It was L'Osservatore Romano itself which last week set the art world aflutter with a front-page article "A New Caravaggio,'' detailing the artistry behind the "Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.'' (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, HO, Zelo Colantoni, File)

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  • FILE - Undated picture made available Monday, July 19, 2010, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano showing "The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" painting. The Vatican's top art historian has shot down a report in the Vatican's own newspaper that had suggested that a recently discovered painting was a Caravaggio. The head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, wrote Monday, July 26, 2010, in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that the work, discovered in the sacristy of a Jesuit church in Rome, was most likely a copy of an original painted by a Caravaggio student. It was L'Osservatore Romano itself which last week set the art world aflutter with a front-page article "A New Caravaggio,'' detailing the artistry behind the "Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.'' (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, HO, Zelo Colantoni, File)

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  • "It's a very interesting painting but I believe we can rule out _ at least for now _ that it's a Caravaggio," said art superintendent Rossella Vodret. "The quality of the painting doesn't hold up."

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  • Vodret said the most interesting element is the position and perspective of the saint, who's shown on the grill, one arm extended, his figure lit up.

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