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17th Century Dutch Masterpiece Seized by Nazis Sells at Auction for $3.4M

Posted: Jun. 10th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Photo: Christie's

A painting from the 17th century by artist Gerrit van Honthorst, which was confiscated by the Nazis, sold for almost $3.4 million at Christies’ Old Master auction last Wednesday, Reuters reports.

Four competing bids of more than $2 million pushed the price ofGerrit van Honthorst’s The Duet upwardly.Johnny van Haefton Ltd.,a London dealer that specializes in Dutch and Flemish Old Master art, submitted the highest bid for the painting.

After World War Two it passed through several German private collections before being acquired by the Montreal museum.

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