Rembrandt Painting Sold at $33,210,855.00

A Rembrandt painting unseen in public for nearly 40 years sold for a record $33.2 million at auction in London on Tuesday, the highest ever paid at auction for the 17th century artist.

Christie's said that "Portrait of a man, half-length, with his arms akimbo", painted in 1658, fetched the 4th highest-price paid at auction for any old masters painting.

It was bought by an anonymous client bidding via telephone, Christie's said. The top price at auction for any old master picture is $77 million for "The Massacre of the Innocents" by Peter Paul Rubens set at Sotheby's in London in 2002.

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