Painting by Vieira da Silva auctioned for 1.9 million

Painting by Vieira da Silva auctioned for 1.9 million

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One of the most relevant paintings by the Portuguese painter Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, created while she was exiled in Brazil due to the Second World War, was auctioned today in London for 1.9 million euros.

Entitled "L'Incendie II, or le Feu" ("The Fire II, or the Fire") and dating from 1944, the painting had a base estimate of between 1.2 million and 1.5 million pounds (1.4 million and 2.1 million euros), and was bought for £ 1,635 million as part of a set of works of Contemporary Art, in the auction promoted by auctioneer Sotheby's.

The canvas was painted during the Second World War and it is considered one of the most important paintings by the Portuguese painter, having remained in her personal collection until the early 90s, when it was offered to one of the painter's closest friends.

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