‘Cheap’ painting is worth 7 million baht
A painting purchased from a thrift store for $4 was auctioned for $191,000 when it turned out to be a long-lost work by N.C. Wyeth.
The picture, titled Ramona, was painted in 1939 and it shows an orphaned young woman fighting with her foster mother.
A woman said she bought the painting from her local Savers thrift store for $4 and it spent some time on her wall before going into a closet.
She discovered the painting’s true identity after she posted a photo of it on Facebook.
The woman decided to have the painting auctioned after its identity was verified. It fetched a price of $191,000 or nearly seven million baht.
How the painting ended up in a thrift store remains a mystery.
paint (v) = วาดรูป
painting = ภาพวาด
painter = จิตรกร
picture = วาดภาพ
thrift store = ร้านขายของมือสอง
purchase = ซื้อ
auction = ประมูล
mystery = ความลึกลับ
remains a mystery = ยังคงเป็นปริศนา
orphaned = เด็กกำพร้า
foster mother = แม่เลี้ยง