• Short Summary

    THREE PAINTINGS SOLD IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR GBP365,000.

    THE SALE WAS AT SOTHEBY'S AUCTION ROOMS.?

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    THREE PAINTINGS SOLD IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR GBP365,000.

    THE SALE WAS AT SOTHEBY'S AUCTION ROOMS. THE FIRST WENT UNDER THE HAMMER FOR GBP100,000, THE SECOND FOR GBP125,000, AND THE THIRD FOR GBP140,000.

    THE FIRST, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EARLY ITALIAN MASTERPIECES TO APPEAR ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET IN LONDON FOR YEARS, WAS A CRUCIFIXION, BY THE MASTER OF ST. FRANCIS, AS THE 13TH CENTURY ARTIST WAS SIMPLY KNOWN.

    THE LONDON PICTURE DEALERS, AGNEWS, BOUGHT THE PICTURE. IT WAS SOLD BY MR. PHILIPPE R. STOCLET OF NEW YORK, FROM THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRANDFATHER ADOLPHE STOCLET.

    THE SECOND PAINTING WAS ONE BY REMBRANDT FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE SWEDISH MILLIONAIRE, WENNER-GREN -- A PORTRAIT OF HIS FIRST WIFE, SASKIA AS MINERVA. IT WAS PAINTED IN 1635, THE YEAR IN WHICH REMBRANDT PAINTED TWO OTHER PORTRAITS OF HER THAT ARE NOW IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY IN LONDON AND IN THE HERMITAGE IN LENINGRAD. REMBRANDT PAINTED MINERVA BEFORE REACHING MATURITY AS A GREAT MASTER, A FACT WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR THE COMPARATIVELY LOW PRICE.

    SASKIA AS MINERVA WAS ONE OF THE PICTURES BY REMBRANDT CHOSEN FOR THE 250TH COMMEMORATIVE EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK IN THE RIJKSMUSEUM IN AMSTERDAM IN 1956. THE BUYER TODAY WAS THE AMERICAN DEALER, MR. JULIUS WEITZNER.

    THE THIRD PAINTING, ALSO A 1635 REMBRANDT, AND TITLED PORTRAIT OF A MAN, WAS SOLD BY MR. WILLIAM LEEDS OF NEW YORK AND THE BAHAMAS. IT NOW RETURNS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC -- THE BUYERS WERE THE AQUAVELLA GALLERY OF NEW YORK.

    OVER 100 PAINTINGS WENT UNDER THE HAMMER DURING THE DAY. THEY PRODUCED A TOTAL OF OVER GBP925,000 -- A QUARTER OF A MILLION POUNDS SHORT OF THE AUCTION RECORD AT CHRISTIE'S IN LONDON ON FRIDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZCDJGKUUDI2D34QPNR6QUYIS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZCDJGKUUDI2D34QPNR6QUYIS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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