It seemed like a lot of money for such a crappy painting.
An Anthony van Dyck piece found in a shed in upstate New York has sold for a staggering $3.1 million at auction.
The long-lost work was auctioned off at Sotheby’s “Master Paintings Part 1” sale on Thursday, alongside pieces by Agnolo “Bronzino” di Cosimo, Titian and Melchior d’Hondecoeter.
The oil sketch, which dates back to between 1615 and 1618, was reportedly a live model study for the Flemish master’s opus “Saint Jerome With an Angel,” which is currently on display in Amsterdam, ArtNews reported. It depicts an elderly naked man...