22 Nov 2010

Bric-a-brac painting fetches $51,000

9:03 pm on 22 November 2010

A Canadian painting bought in Northland earlier this year at a jumble sale for $5 has sold at auction in Hamilton for $51,000.

The watercolour of a river scene is by a leading Canadian artist, Lawren Harris, who died in 1970. It is thought to have been painted between 1920 and 1941.

It was purchased by four women who each put in $1.25.

After spirited bidding, the painting was sold on Monday evening to a phone bidder, thought to have been from overseas.