Art Auction Price May Be Local Record

  By Robert KyleSpecial to The Washington Post.
Thursday, October 1, 2009

 

An 18th-century unsigned oil painting of the Grand Canal in Venice, estimated at a modest $6,000 to $8,000, sold for $687,125 Sunday afternoon at Sloans & Kenyon auction house in Chevy Chase. It is believed to be the most expensive painting ever sold at a Washington area auction.

An 18th-century Grand Canal painting, which was found in a local home, fetched $687,125. (Photo By Brian Searby -- Sloans & Kenyon)
An 18th-century Grand Canal painting, which was found in a local home, fetched $687,125. (Photo By Brian Searby — Sloans & Kenyon)

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