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In 1973, a British couple bought a run-dwn farmouse in Canada. They requested that an old painting in the house be included in the sale, because they thought it looked nice on the wall. Nineteen years later, they decided to have the painting appraised by Odon Wagner, an art dealer in Toronto. “Odon nearly off off his chair,” said a spokesman for Christie’s Auction House. It was Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, a 1909 work by the Victorian master John William Waterhouse that had been missing for almost a century. “Nobody knew where it was,” he said, “And we still don’t know how it got to Canada.” It was expected to sell for about $5 million. He said the couple was “very, very pleased.”
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