A VELAZQUEZ oil painting is finally home, after being discovered languishing in a back room of Yale University.

The large canvas – named the Education of the Virgin Mary – has returned to Diego Velazquez’s home town of Sevilla for an exhibition of the Spanish master’s earlier works, painted when he still lived in the city.

Dating from 1616, when the master was just 17, the painting will be on display at the Santa Clara arts centre until January 15.