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September 13, 2005

Who's the artist?


Tell you what: when I saw a picture of the painting above in last Friday's New York Times I thought it had been miscaptioned.

Carol Vogel wrote about the painting's upcoming sale at a Christie's auction on November 1.

It was painted when the artist was probably not yet 23 years old.

It's expected to bring between $20 million and $25 million.

And that's all you're going to get from me.

The answer's in Vogel's article.

You can see the picture for yourself during the next month at the Chicago Art Institute, where it is currently on exhibition through October 10.

Then it will in the hands of Christie's as they prepare it for sale.

More about the artist here.

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i have this oil painting on paper it appears to be from around 1850, im unsure.it has a crest painted on it, i see no signiture. i no it has to be museum quality. it needs repair and cleaning.my email is raeeve2002@yahoo.com i will email pictures if you can help me. thanks

Posted by: monica | Jul 24, 2007 12:22:50 PM

I guessed Degas. Wrong, but at least in the ballpark in terms of era, country, and broad circle of artists.

Posted by: Malabar | Sep 13, 2005 11:27:25 AM

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