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