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A Rembrandt at sale discount March 13, 2008

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts.
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A Swedish arts academy offers the country’s most expensive painting for sale at a 60 percent discount and subject to certain conditions.

Rembrandt’s Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis is up for sale on condition that the buyer donates it to Stockholm’s National Museum. The painting has been housed in the Museum since 1866 and is considered one of the main attractions of the facility.

“It has hung at the National Museum since 1866. That’s where it’s going to stay,” said Olle Granath, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

Painted in 1661-1662, the Conspiracy of the Batavians under Claudius Civilis depicts the rebellion of the Germanic tribe of the Batavians against the Romans. The masterpiece, donated to the arts academy in 1798, was later deposited at Stockholm’s National Museum, the Canadian Press reported.

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