'Lost' masterpiece by Spanish artist found hanging in Welsh castle

By Dalya Alberge

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo's 17th-century portrait had long been thought to be a copy until an art expert visited Penrhyn Castle

The 17th-century portrait of an austere-looking Spanish writer had hung in Penrhyn Castle for nearly 150 years, unvisited by art experts and assumed by the National Trust, which owns the castle, to be of no great value.

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