Saturday, 19 March 2011

Van Dyck Found

This painting The Virgin and Child with Repentant Sinners (ca 1625) by Sir Anthony van Dyck was found in the basement of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. It had been categorized as "an old copy" in the Academy's 1964 inventory and put in the basement. Recently cleaned and restored, it has been authenticated as the original painting by van Dyck. Documents support its attribution. It goes on display in Spain on April Fool's Day (oo-er) in the exhibition Echoes of Van Dyck.


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