The Market: Rembrandt Standard

Rembrandt is having a bully time of it these days. Fortnight ago at London's Christie's, his son, Titus, brought the second-largest price of any painting ever auctioned (only $64,000 less than the Metropolitan's $2,300,000 Aristotle). Last week, at the rival auction house of Sotheby & Co., his plump wife, Saskia as Minerva, brought $350,000, followed by a stunning study of an old man from the collection of U.S. Tin Plate Magnate William B. Leeds, which was knocked down for $392,000. Titus had given Christie's an alltime auction record of $3,321,581; the two...

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