Rembrandt valued at 1500 pounds sells for 2.2 million!

November 14th, 2007 - 2:57 am ICT by admin  
The 9 inches picture, that shows the artist posing as Democrates, the laughing philosopher, was lying abandoned in an unoccupied house.

The owner of the house decided to clear out and took the work to an auctioneer’s house, where it was suggested that the painting looked like the Dutch artist’s work.

However, the owner assured him it was only a 17th century picture in the master’s style.

After a consultation with a museum in Netherlands, the painting was estimated between 1,000 and 1,500 pounds.

“I said immediately it looked like Rembrandt’s work but he assured me it was not,” the Mirror quoted auctioneer Philip Allwood, as saying.

“In the end we got on to the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, which is a leading authority.

“They looked at the images we sent and said they were fairly happy it wasn’t Rembrandt.

“On that basis we made an estimate of

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