Tory Historian rarely finds anything in the news to smile about but this is certainly one such item. The BBC and other outlets such as the New York Times reports that when cleaning a painting that was supposed to be possibly by Bruegel the Younger, the Prado restorers that it was, in fact, that rare thing a signed painting by the most talented of all Bruegels, Pieter the Elder.
The Wine of St Martin's Day will now be negotiated over by the Prado and many other museums and collectors. Let us hope it will end up somewhere that will be accessible to the public.
The picture shown here is not the one that has just been discovered but of another one by Bruegel. The Adoration of the Magi is in the National Gallery in London.
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