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 Wednesday, 18 December, 2002, 19:37 GMT
Van Dyck original stays in UK
Christie's
Tom Fenton sold the painting at Christie's
A recently discovered painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck has been barred from leaving the UK.

The treasure was hidden on the reverse of a painting that had hung for years in a Gloucestershire mansion.

An export deferral is now in place to give the arts establishment time to raise the money and make a bid.

Tom Fenton, who used to own Highnam Mansion near Gloucester, inherited the original canvas of a grey stallion thirty years ago.

In 2000, he sold it to an undisclosed buyer who discovered the hidden painting of a landscape after cleaning and restoration work.

Van Dyck, 1599-1641, was a pupil of Sir Peter Paul Rubens and a key figure in the development of British portrait painting.


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