Experts from the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Discover Rare Van Dyck


MADRID.- “The Virgin and Child with Repentant Sinners” was not a copy of Van Dyck and did not deserve to be in the basement of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. This is a genuine Van Dyck from 1625, the institution took it out of storage today after many years. The work was included in the 1964 inventory of the Academy as “an old copy of Van Dyck. “Once the painting was cleaned and restored, the authenticity of the work of art has been confirmed according to a press release from the institution released today. The director of the Academy, Antonio Bonet Correa, appeared before the press to present the work with the teacher and researcher of History of Art and former curator of the Museo del Prado, Matías Díaz Padrón. The attribution to Van Dyck is “no longer in doubt”, said the Royal Academy.