Rediscovered Rembrandt?: Bidders Pursue $800 Painting to $870,000

  • September 23, 2015 12:00

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Lot 216: Oil on Board, Triple Portrait with Lady Fainting at Nye & Co. sold for $870,000 from an $800 high estimate. Some think it is by Rembrandt.
Nye & Co.

A reader of Bendor Grosvenor's Art History News spotted a painting at Nye & Co.Auctioneers in New Jersey that on Tuesday soared beyond its estimate of $500-$800 to fetch $870,000.

Internet buzz ensued around the opinion that the work was by Dutch master Rembrandt, specifically portraying "smell" from his early "sense series." The auction catalog described the work as '19th C Continental School, Portrait with Lady Fainting'

Grosvenor wrote, "Still, $870,000 (or close to $1m with premium) is cheap for an early Rembrandt."

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