Monday, November 16, 2009
'An Open Sea', Its Really a Turner Before He Became Turner. Hello?
A JMW Turner painting, 'An Open Sea', may leave Canada for sale in the United States. The picture is owned by a a descendent of Sir Herbert Holt, a businessman who brought it to Canada almost 100 years ago. The sale of the painting was put on stay for a year by the Canadian Cultural Review Board, to see if a Canadian purchaser could be found.
Sotheby's the art auction company creates the ultimate bafflegab description of the potential removal of the picture from Canada to sell, by saying, that it is really a Turner before he became Turner.
Please click this line to be taken to the story which appeared in the Toronto Globe and Mail.
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