ING banks millions by selling off Baring’s art collection at Christie’s

The Telegraph | 

Dutch bank, ING, which famously bought Britain’s oldest bank, Baring’s, for £1 in 1995 after it was sunk by rogue trader, Nick Leeson, has been quietly selling off art from the Baring collection for a very decent return. Last month, Christie’s achieved its highest ever total in its long running series of Topographical picture sales (i.e., pre-modern, non-European locations), realising £7.8 million… Read more

Image: Johann Moritz Rugendas, The Independencia market, Lima CREDIT: CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD 2016