Outcry Over Sale Classic Works in Ireland Halts Christie’s Old Masters Sale

June 26th, 2015

Peter Paul Rubens’s Portrait of a Bearded Man, which was set to sell at Christie's, via NYTAn outcry by Irish cultural and business elite has led to a postponed Old Masters sale at Christie’s, which was planning to sell a selection of works taken from a crumbling home outside of Dublin.  An initial offer by a group of donors to purchase the pieces led to a hold on the sale, which included works by Rubens and Francesco Guardi.

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