This Day in History:Rubens’s Massacre of the Innocents Sells for £49.5 million (2002)

This Day in History:
Rubens’s Massacre of the Innocents Sells for £49.5 million (2002)

Misattributed to an assistant of Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens until 2002, when an expert from Sotheby’s auction house identified it as the work of the master himself, Massacre of the Innocents is an early 17th-century painting depicting Herod’s slaughter of the infants of Bethlehem. One of two paintings Rubens made of the Biblical scene, it fetched £49.5 million ($76 million) at auction and is one of the priciest paintings ever sold. Its style is reminiscent of which Italian painter? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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