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Posted on 06/11/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Father Jamie MacLeod unknowingly bought the work of Anthony Van Dyck 12 years ago at an antique shop for $670. But after being authenticated by the TV program Antiques Roadshow, the portrait could now sell for as much as $839,000 at auction. MacLeod plans to use the money to buy church bells to commemorate the end of WWI.
A British priest who picked up a painting for $670 is likely to see it sold at auction for as much as $839,000.
The BBC reported that Father Jamie MacLeod found Anthony Van Dycks Flemish Baroque work 12 years ago in a Cheshire antique shop.
It was only after he took it to TV program Antiques Roadshow that he was told it could be worth a small fortune.
Father Jamie MacLeod appeared on Antiques Roadshow and discovered a portrait he owned is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Previous Next . . . .Enlarge BBC News Father MacLeod, who runs a retreat in the Peak District, told the BBC he was "not being greedy" by selling the painting.
"It has been a blessing to own this magnificent portrait which has given me great pleasure over the years, MacLeod said.
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Some guys have all the luck.
That’s not art.
Art is something that looks like it was done by a 2yo that got into the paint and has absolutely no meaning whatsoever unless you are a
Black, then it represents the struggle of the black man and slavery.
Homo, then it represents the homo struggle.
Feminist, then it represents the feminist struggle.
Hispanic, then it represents the Hispanic struggle.
Muslim, then it represents Mohammed and he cuts your head off.
Gee, don’t you know nuffin.
not a wise use of funds in my opinion
This is England. WWI changed the whole societal structure of England with more than 1,000,000 deaths and injuries. Think of all the children who were never born and families that were never formed because of the loss of such a high percentage of the British male population of marriagable age in such a small country. To say nothing about the changes in the labor sturcture. I think the English still feel the changes WWI wrought, unlike this country that barely remembers that war.
I watch both the British and the American versions of Antiques Roadshow, and I am amazed at the number of mementos from WWI that are brought to the British version.
“Thats not art.”
“Art” today, can be a booger with a hair in it!
“Art today, can be a booger with a hair in it!”
That would clearly represent a Feminist struggling with here homosexuality.