16th Century Masterpiece Discovered in Iowa Storeroom

16th Century Masterpiece Discovered in Iowa Storeroom
Peter Paul Rubens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
An Iowa public art museum is hailing the startling discovery of a long-forgotten 16th century painting that may be worth millions.

Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines acquired Old Master painter Otto van Veen’s “Apollo and Venus” in the 1920s but never put it on display, WHO-TV reports.

Hoyt Sherman executive director Robert Warren was searching for Civil War flags in a little-used storeroom when he stumbled upon the painting, but he isn't sure how it got there.

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Warren said van Veen paintings have sold for between $4 million and $17 million and believes “Apollo and Venus” could fetch as much. He is having an appraiser determine its value but there are no plans to sell it.
 Source: Fox News
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