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An Art Dealer Discovered a Rare Miniature Portrait of France's Cross-Dressing King. Now, He Wants to Sell It to the Louvre.

Always too clever by half, self proclaimed art genius Phillip Mould wants to pull a fast break on the French.

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Last year, a regional auction house in England sold a matchbox-sized painting of a man thought to be Sir Walter Raleigh.

But that identification wasn’t quite right, according to the savvy art dealer who snatched it up. It’s actually a rare miniature portrait of Henri III, France’s controversial cross-dressing king, painted by an acclaimed artist in the 16th century.

Now the dealer is hoping to sell it to the Louvre. 

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