Sleeper Alert!

September 20 2015

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Picture: Hargesheimer Auktion

The above picture was catalogued in a German auction house as a 17th or 18th century work, with an estimate of EUR500. Twelve phone lines later, the bidding stopped at EUR150,000. I thought it was certainly 16th Century, but didn't get any further than that, and didn't bid at all. The name Bonifacio Veronese has been mentioned to me by an underbidder.

Update - I'm told that actually there were 40 telephone lines.

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