Art: Market Report

The art market boom that has pushed French impressionist paintings to dizzy heights (TIME, July 11) has begun to inflate Old Master values as well. London's leading auction galleries, which handle a lion's share of the world's Old Master market, totaled their year's earnings last week and found that they had set new sales records. Bestsellers:

¶ 17th Century Eclectics: Pictures by the Carracci brothers, Carlo Dolci, Salvator Rosa and Guido Reni have increased ten fold in value since World. War II, now bring as much as $11,000.

¶ 18th Century Venetians: Canaletto's near-photographic panoramas of Venice could be bought for a...

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