Controversial bidding at auction of Rembrandt painting at Christie's.
Title reads: "REMBRANDT RUMPUS".
Dispute in bidding for the "Titus" at Christie's Auction House, London.
C/U Rembrandt painting "Portrait of the Artist's son Titus" flanked by two security guards. C/U the oil painting.
L/S assembled audience in the auction room of Christie's. M/S Lady Cooke, the owner of the painting. L/S Peter Chance the auctioneer during the rumpus regarding the sale of the painting. It was thought the painting had been sold but one bidder wanted to make another bid.
Various shots painting on view to the bidders. M/S millionaire Norton Simon representing the Norton Simon foundation of Los Angeles. He has just bought the painting, we see him with the Auctioneer. C/U Peter Chance, the auctioneer. Pan down to Chance banging his gavel on table to mark end of sale. C/U Lady Cooke smiling - her painting has been sold for £798,000.
M/S pressmen. L/S crowds leaving auction room. Crowds and press surround Mr. Norton Simon. M/S Mr. Norton Simon talking to press. M/S painting. C/U ditto.