In this undated photo made available Friday Feb. 9, 2018, the artwork “The Mocking of Samson”, as the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague says the painting previously thought to be an 18th-century copy of a work by artist Jan Steen is actually an original by the Dutch master. The painting is part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts collection in the Belgian city of Antwerp, and is expected to be displayed at an exhibition "Jan Steen's Histories," that starts Feb. 15 at the Mauritshuis.
In this undated photo made available Friday Feb. 9, 2018, the artwork “The Mocking of Samson”, as the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague says the painting previously thought to be an 18th-century copy of a work by artist Jan Steen is actually an original by the Dutch master. The painting is part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts collection in the Belgian city of Antwerp, and is expected to be displayed at an exhibition "Jan Steen's Histories," that starts Feb. 15 at the Mauritshuis. Mauritshuis Museum via AP)
In this undated photo made available Friday Feb. 9, 2018, the artwork “The Mocking of Samson”, as the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague says the painting previously thought to be an 18th-century copy of a work by artist Jan Steen is actually an original by the Dutch master. The painting is part of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts collection in the Belgian city of Antwerp, and is expected to be displayed at an exhibition "Jan Steen's Histories," that starts Feb. 15 at the Mauritshuis. Mauritshuis Museum via AP)

Museum: Painting is a genuine Jan Steen artwork, not a copy

February 09, 2018 09:29 AM

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