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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 July, 2005, 20:50 GMT 21:50 UK
'Lost' masterpiece makes 200,000
A lost masterpiece by acclaimed Dutch artist Jan Brueghel fetched 207,200 at auction on Wednesday.

The painting was discovered at a Devon country house after being hung in the same spot for the past 150 years.

The work, called The Garden Of Eden, was spotted by Andrew McKenzie, director of Old Master paintings at Bonhams of London.

He had completed a valuation at the house when he was invited to take a look around the property.

The painting is one of which Brueghel is known to have produced.

Other versions are on display in museums in Budapest and Madrid, and in London's Victoria and Albert Museum.


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