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The Director of the Bowes Museum in County Durham, Adrian Jenkins, says the identification of a rare Van Dyck portrait as an original is a huge boost. It was spotted on a website by art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor.
An original 17th century painting by King Charles I's court artist Sir Anthony Van Dyck has been identified after it was spotted on a website.
The portrait had been in storage at the Bowes Museum in County Durham as it was believed to be a copy.
But now it's been valued at around one million pounds.
Art experts have identified a 17th century painting by Sir Anthony Van Dyck after is was spotted on a website.
The portrait was previously thought to have been a copy and was in storage at the Bowes Museum in County Durham.
But art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor spotted the oil painting online and confirmed it is an original worth around one million pounds.