The painting is thought to date back to around 1530, although the identity of the artist is not known.
Michael Liverside, of the History of Art department at Bristol University, described the discovery as ‘enormously significant, stunningly exciting and of national importance.’
Children’s author Mrs Powell added: ‘It is a presence and you do feel there’s just something there behind you looking over your shoulder.
‘When people come in, he grabs the attention.’
Story: Daily Mail | Photo: BBC