Paintings Bought For A Song, Sold For Fortunes

Henry Clay Frick’s art collection is one of the most celebrated collections of old master paintings in the world. It’s permanently on view today in the 5th Avenue mansion where Frick lived towards the end of his life. So it’s really fascinating to read this article about art sales where Frick is mentioned buying some of his paintings.

PAINTINGS BOUGHT FOR A SONG, SOLD FOR FORTUNES: Raeburn Latest to Make High Record — $125,000 Paid for What Cost But Little a Few Years Ago — Prices of Rembrandts, Hals, Corots, Troyons and Others Take Sudden Leaps. (PDF)

From June 18, 1911

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