News Exercise 212


1. Who were the previous owners of this work?
2. When the auctioneer suggested $315,000,000, what was the reaction of the person he was talking to (we can’t see it)?
3. How much was the auctioneer suggesting before the final bid was made?

Here is a detailed explanation of the painting released by the auction company, Christies:

Answers:
1. Who were some of the previous owners of this work?
It was in the collections of King Charles I, King Charles II and King James II.
2. When the auctioneer suggested $315,000,000, what was the reaction of the person he was talking to (we can’t see it)?
There was “a shake of the head”.
3. How much was the auctioneer suggesting before the final bid was made?
He said, “318”, which meant $318,000,000.

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