Four paintings by Hitler fetch 7,500 pounds at auction
Each painting was expected to fetch between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds each but they were sold for were sold for 1,600, 1,500, 2,400 and 2,000 pounds respectively.world Updated: Jul 09, 2017 17:49 IST
Four paintings by the German dictator Adolf Hitler, were sold for a total of 7,500 pounds - much lower than the estimated price - at an auction in the UK.
The works of art all bear the signature ‘A Hitler’, and are dated in the early 1900s, according to the Mullocks auction house in the UK.
Each painting was expected to fetch between 5,000 and 7,000 pounds each.
The signed works included one depicting a rural lakeside scene; a water-colour painting depicting a church within castle; an oil painting showing a lake side house with mountainous background, and another water-colour painting of a town and river scene.
The paintings were sold for 1,600, 1,500, 2,400 and 2,000 pounds respectively.
An unsigned painting, that shows the grave of Hilter’s half-niece Geli Raubel and is widely thought to have been made by the Nazi leader, remained unsold.
Hitler was romantically involved with Raubel, who committed suicide in 1931 using his pistol.
“We have sold Hitler’s paintings in previous sales, ranging between 600 and 1,200 pounds,” said Ben Jones, consultant at Mullocks auction house.
Hitler is estimated to have created between 2000 and 3000 drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings.
First Published: Jul 09, 2017 17:49 IST