Collector buys watercolor by Vincent Van Gogh for €31 million

Collector buys watercolor by Vincent Van Gogh for €31 million

A watercolor by Vincent van Gogh seized by the Nazis in the middle of World War II found a buyer (whose identity was not disclosed) for a record €31 million. The sale took place at Christie’s auction house on Thursday.

It is a work that was part of the Cox collection of impressionist and post-impressionist painters, which also included two other oil paintings by the Dutch artist, worth 62 and 40 million euros.

The sale at Christie’s could have come about as a result of an agreement between Cox’s heirs and the descendants of two Jewish art collectors who had the work under control prior to its confiscation, as reported on the Dutch News website.

The last time Hooischelven (his name in Dutch) was displayed, it was at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1905. This is the most expensive Van Gogh watercolor ever sold at Christie’s auction house.

Source: Jornal i by

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