139 years of the woman's portrait lay dormant in a family collection, now it could bring in at auction for millions. Experts of the tradition-rich auction house Sotheby's in London in a dusty paintings have been identified as the real Rubens – so as the factory of the Flemish old master Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).
The "portrait of a lady" from the 17. Century to on 29. July will be auctioned off, as the British news Agency PA reported on Monday. The experts of Sotheby’s estimate, therefore, the value to 2.5 to 3.5 million British pounds (2,76 up to 3,86 million euros).
For the anonymous seller, it would mean a tidy profit: He had bought the painting self-2017 for £ 65,000 only. Previously, it had been 139 years in a family collection. At the time, it is assumed that the image comes from the workshop of the Baroque painter Rubens, but by one of his assistants was painted.Date Of Update: 06 July 2020, 19:20