• Short Summary

    In a house at Mount Lawley, Perth, hangs a picture which its owners - Mr.?

  • Description

    In a house at Mount Lawley, Perth, hangs a picture which its owners - Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Murray - believe to be the original of "The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist", by the famous Flemish painter, Rubens.

    Only a week ago another Rubens - the "Adoration of the Magi" - was sold in London for GBP275,000 - largest amount ever paid for a single painting.

    Mr. Robert Rose, Assistant Director of the West Australian Art Gallery, says the fine detail of the painting is characteristic of Rubens.

    The Murrays have had the picture for thirty years. Recently they called in Mr. Rose to clean it and during its restoration he became increasingly convinced it was an original Rubens. Now he is seeking the opinion of another authority.

    The Director of the Belgian Art Museum has told the Murrays that a painting fitting the description of this one was stolen from the Court of a Spanish King in the 18th Century.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BQTZ1MH5844UWKUA2IGII16F
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BQTZ1MH5844UWKUA2IGII16F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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