A London cab driver bought a colorful Indian painting at a yard sale 30 years ago. A few months ago he decided to redecorate his living room and the 34-inch-wide picture did not match the new wall paper so he took it to Roseberys auction house. Their appraiser thought it was a 19th century painting worth about $725. But when the auction was publicized, the painting was identified as a view of Amritsar, the historic town with the Golden Temple. The painting was thought to be by Bishan Singh, famous for murals on the temple walls. It quickly sold for $133,838 (bid plus buyer’s premium). The auction house called the cab driver to tell him about the sale and, of course, he was pleased. He had a flat tire and this made it a much, much better day.
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Kathleen,you probably already know this, but if you save the picture & then go to it you can enlarge it. Hope this helps
I wish this image could be enlarged. I’d love to see all the details in this painting.
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