An item from 1904 was given an appraisal that broke all records for the PBS show Antiques Roadshow. Not bad for a painting that was hidden from view hanging behind a door.
Not bad for a painting that hung hidden behind a door.
The painting, El Albañil (The Bricklayer), by famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, had disappeared. The owner claimed the painting was purchased in Mexico by his great-grandparents in 1930 and has remained in his family for generations.
Originally filmed during a 2012 Antiques Roadshow stop in Corpus Christi, Texas, the appraisal segment was updated for the new Celebrating Latino Heritage special episode, broadcast last month on PBS.
The 16-time Emmy Award-nominated series is produced by WGBH Boston.