Image source, PA Media Image caption, Owner Russell Strachan bought the oil painting at an auction and helped restore it
A work of art recently discovered to have been painted by famous artist Sir Joshua Reynolds is about to go on sale.
Titled Two young girls with bonnets in a woodland setting, he had been neglected for dhe years before Russell Strachan bought it at auction.
After restoration, the oil painting was attributed to Reynolds, the foremost portrait painter of his day.
It was exhibited at the Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers Association Fair in Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
Source of the 'image, PA Media Image caption, The work will be sold at an arts fair in Warwickshire
Reynolds was the first president of the Royal Academy and many of his works in the walls of the National Gallery. He was knighted by King George III in 1769.
He died in 1792 and his body is buried in Saint Paul's Cathedral.
It is believed that this work was painted between 1780 and 1785.
The work is being presented and sold at the Cotswold Art and Antiques Dealers Association Fair , which runs until Sunday.
An album of 18 watercolors of monuments andt views of Coventry-born artist Herbert Edward Cox's Warwickshire are also on sale.
Cox taught painting at the Coven Try Technical Institute and became locally recognized as an accomplished artist.
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