A SKETCH from the collection of a Barnsley gallery will be featured on TV to find out if it is the real deal... or simply a fake.

The BBC show Fake or Fortune visited the Cooper Gallery to examine a sketch purchased by Samuel Joshua Cooper.

Samuel Cooper was an art fanatic with an eye for exquisite pieces of work and his eye was put to the test by Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould – who investigates artwork to determine their authenticity.

The show was filmed in December but will be aired on the show on BBC1 at the end of the current season.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture said: “We are fortunate to have such well regarded and beautiful collections of artworks here in Barnsley.

“The Cooper Gallery is a hub of artistic creativity and not only showcases local talent but hosts high profile exhibitions from around the world.

“For a piece from our collections to be included in such a thrilling and well-known show is a delight, and we can wait to find out if the mystery is solved. Any fans of the Gallery, the town, or art in general will be sure to tune in.”