Friday, 13 July 2012

Captain of 11 Sold

At the end of May I posted news of the forthcoming sale of Captain of the Eleven painted by Philip Hermogenes Calderon RA in 1882. Its estimated value was £100,000 to £150,000 (CLICK). At Bonhams London auction on Wednesday the painting fetched £289,250, a record for the artist. The Blackpool primary school which put the painting up for sale is celebrating this welcome addition to its funds (CLICK). Who bought it? Will it leave the UK? I hope Government is keeping an eye on recent sales.


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