Sale of Artwork and Personal Effects Belonging to Albert Anker Makes USD 660,000

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GENEVA.- The Exceptional collection of artwork and personal effects belonging to Albert Anker (1831-1910), went under the hammer on Wednesday 9th March 2011 at the Geneva based auction house Hôtel des Ventes totalling: CHF 680,000/USD 660,000/EUR 540,000 Valued at CHF 200,000-300,000, the collection sold for over three times the low estimate. Hôtel des Ventes Auction House sold a unique collection of artwork and personal effects of the renowned Swiss artist Albert Anker, left to his granddaughter-in-law, Jeanine Dubois (1931-2010). In a heavily crowded room, the scene was set for an electrifying bidding war between the numerous enthusiasts trying their luck. Amongst the most successful buyers were the French and German Swiss collectors. The non-profit-making Fondation pour l’Art, la Culture et l’Histoire located in Winterthur was