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Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Unseen Rubens Masterpiece Sells for £44 million at Christie’s

Peter Paul Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents holds the record for an Old Master painting at auction. Peter Paul Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents holds the record for an Old Master painting at auction. Wikipedia

Peter Paul Rubens’ monumental Lot and His Daughters sold for more than  £44 million at Christie’s in London on Thursday, July 7. The work, which has never been exhibited publicly, was pushed past its undisclosed pre-sale estimate by three lively bidders. The painting came extremely close to breaking the record for an Old Master at auction, which was set in 2002 when Rubens’ The Massacre of the Innocents netted  £45 million at Sotheby’s.

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