Brit woman sells Hitler painting at PS7k loss because she hated it!November 27th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 27 (ANI): A Brit woman, whose son had gifted her a painting by Adolf Hitler for her birthday, sent her present under the hammer bearing a loss of 7,000 pounds - because she couldnt stand it.
The watercolour, which as per the experts was painted between 1915 and 1918 at a time when the Nazi Party leader had been stationed as a foot soldier, had been purchased for an amount of 10,500 pounds in 2006.
But the Hampshire woman decided to sell the ”The Church of Preux-au-Bois”, bearing Hitlers signature at the bottom left, owing to its artists infamous place in history, reports the Telegraph.
The 9ins by 11.5ins image, depicting a church along the French-Belgian border, was expected to cost bidders 3,000 pounds at Jeffreys Auctions in Lostwithiel, Cornwall owing to the economic slump.
Head auctioneer Ian Morris said: “The woman told us her son gave her the painting as a birthday present, but it was not something she wanted hanging on her wall.
“Unfortunately, because of the economic climate, we expect it to go for much less this time round. (ANI)
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