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Regardless Of Its Value, It’s A Nice Find!

April 2, 2018

Otto van Veen

When I first read this story I thought … WOW, someone hit it big!  Then I started to do a little research and discovered that the value might be a little bit over the top.  Regardless of what it is really worth, it is still a nice story.

Robert Warren was looking through a closet in the Hoyt Sherman Place art gallery and found an old dusty, damaged, painting.  Turns out, it was a long-forgotten work by the 16th-century Dutch artist Otto van Veen (1556-1629) that was donated to the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation in 1952 and has never been displayed.

The article claims the work could be worth millions ($4M plus); however, I have been unable to find a work that has sold at auction for more than $160K.

Source: Painting in Iowa closet turns out to be Otto van Veen masterwork – CNN