Those de Troy sketches...

June 27 2011

Image of Those de Troy sketches...

Picture: Sotheby's

...didn't exactly fly. Each one was estimated at EUR200-300,000 separately. But all seven sold for an identical EUR177,322. However, the good news is that they were bought by one person, and the set will remain intact.

I always think it's rather unseemly when auction houses break up a set of pictures into single lots, in the hope of getting a few more bids: art historical blackmail.

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