Van Dyke Or Not?
CLICK). This week the team investigates one of Philip Mould's purchases, which he believes is a "sleeper" painted by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The problem is that there has been some later overpainting. This layer needs to be removed before the work can be authenticated by an independent Van Dyke expert. Has the art detective bought a pig in a poke? If you're thinking of betting against him, be warned that two years ago he bought Sir Anthony Van Dyck's Portrait of a Young Girl (left) for the bargain price of £880,000 (CLICK). Top is a photo of Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould with his new painting possibly by Van Dyke.