Friday, 10 December 2010

Stubbs Sale

This painting by British master George Stubbs - Brood Mares and Foals (1767) - sold for a record price for the artist of £10.1m ($15.9m) at Sotheby's London auction of Old Master & British Paintings on Wednesday (CLICK). It had been in the family collection of the Earl of Macclesfield for 237 years and boasted what the trade refers to as "impeccable provenance". I assume that Culture Minister Ed Vaizey will put a temporary export ban on this British masterpiece if the undisclosed buyer attempts to remove it from the UK.


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