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    At Christie's famous auction rooms a Rembrandt painting - "Juno" - failed to reach its reserve and was with-drawn, although the bidding went to 50,000 guineas.

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    At Christie's famous auction rooms a Rembrandt painting - "Juno" - failed to reach its reserve and was with-drawn, although the bidding went to 50,000 guineas. Before the sale, London, Apr 1, many had guessed that it would fetch at least GBP100,000.

    The painting's failure to sell was not surprising for since its rediscovery in 1936 too much has been written about it when it is considered that it is in far from perfect condition. The picture is from the collection of the late Dr. C.J.K. van Aalst, the banker.

    "Juno" is the art world's best-known mystery painting. Rembrandt is thought to have painted it to pay off a money lender. For nearly 300 years afterwards it vanished to reappear again, covered in dirt, in a Cologne sale where it was knocked down for GBP75.

    Of GBP307,718 realised in the sale, GBP144,737 was accounted for by 56 Dutch and Flemish pictures from the collection of Dr van Aalst.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2SE0965EPFE6U59AC0092ZQ2M
    Media URN:
    VLVA2SE0965EPFE6U59AC0092ZQ2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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