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2006-04-06 17:28:24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An 1841 Venetian landscape by J.M.W. Turner sold for $35.8 million on Thursday, becoming the most expensive British painting ever sold at auction, according to Christie's. The oil painting, "Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio," was purchased over the telephone by a private collector, the auction house said. The previous record for a British painting sold at auction was $21 million in 1990 for John Constable's "The Lock," and the highest previous...

2005-11-21 08:32:41

LONDON (Reuters) - A Venice scene by impressionist JMW Turner could become the most expensive British painting ever sold when it goes under the hammer next year. "Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio," described by auction house Christie's as the finest work by the artist to come to market in recent memory, is being offered for sale by the St Francis of Assisi Foundation in New York on April 6. The asking price is $15 million. The existing record is held by John...


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