Turner’s Campo Vaccino Sold for £29 Million!
A while ago I wrote a post on Turner’s Campo Vaccino, which was estimated to sell between £12 – 18 Million at Sotheby’s London! Well the results are now in!
A top American museum, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, bought Turner’s Campo Vaccino (Modern Rome) for a record auction price for the artist for £29,7 Million!
Turner’s Campo Vaccino Sold for £29 Million
This beautiful painting had been on loan to the National Galleries of Scotland and on public view for the past thirty years.
David Moore-Gwyn, deputy chairman of Sotheby’s said the “breathtaking” work showed Turner at his best. He added: “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to which the world’s collectors responded”.
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If you would like to buy a beautiful art reproduction oil painting of Turner’s Campo Vaccino or any other paintings by Turner please visit the online gallery shop. Fabulous Masterpieces specialises in fine art reproduction and has painted a number of reproduction oil paintings by Turner. If you would like to see some examples please contact us!
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In 2006, Turner’s painting of Venice called Giudecca, La Donna della Salute smashed records at auction for the highest painting ever sold by a British artist and was bought for £20.5 Million thereby succeeding Constable’s painting ‘The Lock’, which sold for £12.5 Million in 1990. Well, the buzz is back this year as Turner’s Campo Vaccino is set to be sold at Sotheby’s London on July 7th 2010.
Painted in 1839, Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino is actually Turner’s final painting of Rome and is indeed a monumental work, measuring 90.2cm x 122cm. It brings together all of the studies that he made during his two visits to the Italian capital. Looking at this breath taking painting, I can certainly see what the fuss is all about.
Turner's Campo Vaccino
If you would like to see it in the flesh, it will be on view at Sotheby’s London from June 4th – 7th & July 3rd – 7th. If you would like to buy a fine art reproduction of it, please visit our Turner page here.
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