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.