The piece is a rare oil study for one of Jordaens' best known works, Atalanta & Meleager
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Lost Jacob Jordaens' masterpiece on show at Swansea Museum

A 17th Century Flemish masterpiece worth about £3m and discovered in Swansea Museum's storeroom goes on show on Thursday.

The "important and beautiful" painting by artist Jacob Jordaens - a pupil of Peter Paul Rubens - was previously unknown to art historians.

The auction record for a work by Jordaens is £3.6m ($4.7m).

The painting was identified by art historian Bendor Grosvenor, for the new BBC Four series, Britain's Lost Masterpieces.

Ben Price reports.

  • 29 Sep 2016