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Antiques Roadshow authenticates work by van Dyck

Father Jamie McLeod, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould with the newly discovered van Dyck painting.
(BBC)

This week on the British version of “Antiques Roadshow,” Father Jamie MacLeod brought in a life-sized bust portrait he bought for 400 pounds ($660) at a Cheshire antiques shop.

After Fiona Bruce (TV host) believed the work may be of the 17th century Flemish master, Anthony Van Dyck, she had the work appraised on air.

Experts Philip Mould and Christopher Brown authenticated the work as a long-lost portrait of a Brussels magistrate, in fact done by van Dyck.  The work was estimated to be worth 400,000 pounds (around $660,000).  Father McLeod plans to sell the portrait to buy new bells for his church.

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Alyssa Rehs is a fourth generation Art Dealer at her family owned art galleries, Rehs Galleries, Inc. and Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City, New York. She received an Art History degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 as well as interned at Christie’s Auction House, New York City. Using her art historian degree, gallery experience, and a summer spent working at the auction house, she has a well rounded understanding of the art market. Alyssa appreciates the market from multiple standpoints; art lover, art buyer and art seller!

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