Turner painting sells for record £29.7 mn

London: A masterpiece by British painter J M W Turner sold for 29.7 million pounds in London, setting a new record for the sale of one of his works at auction.

‘Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino’ was bought for the equivalent of USD 44.9 million or 35.7 million euros at Sotheby`s by a dealer bidding on behalf of the J Paul Getty
Museum in Los Angeles, the auction house said yesterday.

The previous auction record for a Turner work was 20.5 million pounds, which was set by ‘La Donne della Salute and San Giorgio’ in April 2006, it said in a statement.



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