Etching by Rembrandt sold for 3 million euros

LONDON – A famous etching by Rembrandt at Christie’s auction house in London, converted 3 million of owner changed. It is a version of Ecce Homo. Thereon depicted the Dutch master from the 17th century, the Bible story about Pontius Pilate that the people of Jerusalem allows you to decide whether Jesus was executed or spared.

The outline of Ecce Homo of Rembrandt

Rembrandt made several versions of Ecce Homo and of each variant he made several prints. This copy is one of eight known prints of the first version. The other seven are in the hands of major museums such as the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The auction house, the buyer has not disclosed that more than 2.6 million pounds neertelt for the work.

A olieverfpaneel of Gerard David brought on the same veilingsessie of the old masters even more: almost 5.5 million euros (4.8 million pounds) has a buyer for The Holy Family. That is, according to Christie’s, a record price for a work by the master painter from Oudewater, at the end of 15th, beginning of the 16th century created a furore in Bruges.

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