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    A sale of impressionist paintings today (Wednesday) realised 1,706,000 sterling -- a world record -- at Sotheby's Auction Rooms in London.

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    SOTHEBY BUILDING; HIGHEST PRICE PAINTING, NUMBER, 21; AUCTIONEER ON STAND (SOF); No. 45, Nu Debout dans un Interieur ou La Toilette; PICTURE AND AUCTIONEER (SOF); No. 53, Les Fiances; AUCTIONEER ON STAND (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: AUCTIONEER: "One hundred and forty five thousand ... ... sold at one hundred and forty five thousand pounds against you. One hundred and forty five thousand pounds then. One hundred and fifty thousand, a hundred and fifty thousand. A hundred and fifty five thousand. Sold at one hundred and fifty five thousand pounds then. One hundred and fifty five."



    "Eighty thousand, eighty two thousand, eighty four thousand, eighty six thousand. At eighty six thousand pounds, eighty six thousand pounds."



    "At seventy two thousand. Seventy three thousand. Seventy three thousand, five hundred. Seventy three thousand five hundred. At seventy three thousand five hundred. At the back of the room it is seventy three thousand five hundred pounds, it is your bid, sir. Seventy three thousand five hundred."




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    Background: A sale of impressionist paintings today (Wednesday) realised 1,706,000 sterling -- a world record -- at Sotheby's Auction Rooms in London. An anonymous buyer paid top price of 155,000 sterling for Paul Cezanne's "Maison de Bellevue" painted between 1885, and depicting the farm and pigeon house at Bellevue, in France, owned by the artist's brother-in-law.

    A 1921 painting of a nude in a bathroom fetched 86,000 sterling and a London Gallery paid 73,000 sterling for Chagall's "Les Fiances" painted between 1927 and 1930.

    Also sold were paintings by Renoir, Monet and Pissarro.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98NB6QPZ70Z4AWFDWC141WSH
    Media URN:
    VLVA98NB6QPZ70Z4AWFDWC141WSH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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