Sleeper Alert!

October 11 2020

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Picture: Marion Auctions

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News on Twitter (via. @RohanGreyFA) that this portrait catalogued as 'Drawing of a Nobleman' just achieved a staggering $430,000 over its $200 - $300 estimate at Marion Auctions in the USA. It bears the signature I L and the date 1653.

Eagle eyed art historians on Twitter have also worked out that it is in fact a portrait of Admiral Maarten Harpertsz Tromp.

Updated - I should have mentioned that the name Jan Lievens has been suggested on Twitter as the likely candidate.

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