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A 19th Century painting by William turner goes for $6 million

Andrea Divirgilio / December 8, 2007

william turners le chateau de bamborough
If you are still trying to recoil from the gloomy spell following the news of the Batmobile crashing at the auctions, then this good news will help you bounce back to your more jovial self. A 19th century painting by British painter William Turner has commanded a staggering $6,000,000 at a recent auction at the Sotheby’s. ‘Le Chateau de Bamborough’, a watercolor on canvas, depicts a castle perched on the heights of the Bamborough hill located in England. The painting was out of circulation for more than a century owing to its acquisition in the United States by the Vanderbilt family. An anonymous buyer walked away with the painting after outbidding his rivals in a fierce bidding battle.


Via: Le blog luxe

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