• Short Summary

    NEARLY GBP500,000 WAS PAID OUT IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR 110 ART TREASURERS, AT A SPECIAL SALE IN THE ST.

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    NEARLY GBP500,000 WAS PAID OUT IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR 110 ART TREASURERS, AT A SPECIAL SALE IN THE ST. JAMES ROOMS OF CHRISTIE, MANSON AND WOODS LTD. THE LIST OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE INCLUDED 45 BROUGHT IN THE 1920'S BY A VENEZUALAN BUSINESSMAN. THEY WERE SOLD TODAY BY HIS SON, MR. JOHN BOULTON, WHO CAME FROM CARACAS WITH HIS WIFE TO WATCH THE AUCTION.

    THE BOULTON COLLECTION REALISED GBP216,153 -- A PROFIT OF ABOUT GBP210,000, OR 4,000 PER CENT, ON HIS FATHER'S ORIGINAL INVESTMENT. ASTONISHING INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF THE PAINTINGS OVER THE YEARS ??? WAS REFLECTED IN THE SALE OF A PISSARRO LANDSCAPE, COSTING GBP560 IN 1922, FOR GBP27,300. ANOTHER LANDSCAPE BY SISLEY, WHICH COST ABOUT THE SAME AS THE PISSARRO, WENT FOR GBP33,600.

    BUYERS PAID A TOTAL OF ABOUT GBP222,850 FOR THE OTHER 65 PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURED PIECES, THE PROPERTIES OF COL. AND MRS. LE RAY BERDEAU, OF NEW YORK, THE LATE M. DREYFUS-MARX, OF SWITZERLAND, THE AEQUUS CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, THE HON RICHARD SMITH, AND OTHERS.

    TOP PRICE FOR THE DAY, GBP37,800 WAS PAID FOR A 61/4 INCH BY 9 7/8 INCH (16 CM BY 25 CM) PANEL "CHAMPS EN ETE", BY GEORGES SEURAT -- A SALE AT THE RATE OF GBP630 PER SQUARE INCH, OR GBP95 PER SQUARE CENTIMETRE. "MAISONS ET JARDIN", ALSO BY GEORGES SEURAT, WAS KNOCKED DOWN FOR GBP32,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA16Z0X9DKUBDWFTGXMC2TFXQIV
    Media URN:
    VLVA16Z0X9DKUBDWFTGXMC2TFXQIV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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