Source Pravda.Ru

Unique painting sold in London

A painting from the collection of Russian emperor Alexander III was sold at Sotheby's auction June 15 for nearly 2 million pounds.

Talking to RIA Novosti, a spokesperson for Sotheby's press center noted that quite a few 19th century paintings had been sold in London the other day.

All in all, 389 lots, including paintings by German, Austrian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Scandinavian and Finnish artists were offered for sale on New Bond Street. European paintings depicting life in the East were auctioned off separately.

The painting "Great Basin" by French artist Jean-Leon Gerome became the main lot, which was even depicted on the auction catalogue's cover. This painting was eventually sold for an all-time high of 1,909,600 pounds; in fact, none of Jean-Leon Jerome's paintings has ever netted such an impressive price before, the spokesperson went on to say.

This painting has a rather interesting history, a Sotheby's art expert, who supervised the trading session, told RIA Novosti.

The painting was completed in 1885 and subsequently bought by a Paris dealer, who sold it to Russian emperor Alexander III several days later. The painting was stored in his private collection until 1918. The Bolsheviks decided to donate it to the Hermitage museum after the revolution, eventually selling the picture elsewhere in 1930. Many other works of art suffered the same fate. The painting, which was owned by two private collectors, is now being displayed in public for the first time in 70 years, the art expert noted in conclusion.

He announced his intention to create a news service called "Pravda," which means "truth" in Russian. Well, we are Pravda. The Pravda.Ru website has been working professionally in Russia since 1999

Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Comments
How low will America go?
The American Monster: Who Can Stop It?
Robbie Williams sings for wealthy Russians at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
Elon Musk and a Truth called Pravda
Science Has Once Again Declared: ‘We Were Created’
How low will America go?
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Navalny, Khodorkovsky and Udaltsov about the future of Russia
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Putin must sue UK because of Skripal case lies
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea