The Sleeper That Never Was

November 18 2020

Image of The Sleeper That Never Was

Picture: Chiswick Auctions

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

In October 2015 the above painting sold for $25,000 at a provincial auction house in the USA. It is clear that the buyer might have hoped the picture was a rather damaged sketch by Rubens. Not all sleepers turn out the way you want them to. The work is now being offered at Chiswick Auctions carrying an estimate of £2k - £3k. It had been offered at Sotheby's in 2017 (where it sold for £4,375 inc. premium) and the Dorothem in 2018 (estimated at €4k - €6k).

Caveat Emptor.

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