Poop-Covered Van Dyck Painting Found In New York Shed Sells For $3M

DW: Hey! I've got plenty of things covered in poop! Um, don't ask.

Years ago, art collector Albert B. Roberts found an oil sketch in a shed in upstate New York and believed it was a Dutch Golden Age painting and bought it for $600. Last week, the artwork he found in the shed covered in bird droppings sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $3.1M.

The oil sketch dates back to between 1615 and 1618 and has been identified as a long-lost work of Anthony van Dyck, and was a live model study piece he used to create his masterpiece “Saint Jerome With an Angel.” The moral of the story? Check your shed.

Source: New York Post

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