A painting brought into the British version of "Antiques Roadshow" has been authenticated as a genuine work by 17th century Flemish master Anthony van Dyck. Father Jamie McLeod paid just £400 in 2001 (about $575 at the time) for the painting in a Cheshire antiques shop.
TV host Fiona Bruce had a hunch that the work was by van Dyck when it appeared on air. She consulted with experts Philip Mould and Christopher Brown who identified the long-lost portrait of a Brussels magistrate to be by van Dyck. They gave an estimated value of £400,000 (about $660,000).
Father McLeod hopes to sell the portrait and buy new bells for his church, "to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War in 2018,” he said.