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Rubens' original hunt scene sold to Getty

July 12, 2006 at 4:54 PM

PARIS, July 12 (UPI) -- "The Calydonian Boar Hunt" painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1611 or 1612 has been sold to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

The work -- mistakenly attributed to Rubens' followers -- surfaced at the auction by Jean-Marc Delvaux in Paris. The bidding, which ended with the sale to an unknown buyer, surpassed $380,000, surprising those who were ignorant of its true value, The Times of London reported Wednesday.

Rubens' "The Massacre of the Innocents," for example, old for some $91 million, the newspaper noted.

"It represents Rubens's earliest known hunt scene, which became one of the great themes of his painting career," David Jaffe, the senior curator of Flemish paintings at London's National Gallery, told The Times.

It was not known how much the Getty paid for the masterpiece, which goes on public display this week.

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