The watercolor painting ‘Altes Rathaus’ (‘Old Town Hall’), which was painted by Adolf Hitler, was auctioned for $161,000 on Saturday.
BERLIN—A watercolor of Munich’s old city hall painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago has been sold for €130,000 ($161,000) at an auction in Germany.
Kathrin Weidler, director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four continents and went to a buyer from the Middle East. She declined to elaborate.
The painting, which had been expected to fetch at least €50,000, was sold by a pair of elderly sisters whose grandfather purchased it in 1916.
Hitler’s paintings surface regularly, but the auction house said the 11-by-8.5-inch scene auctioned on Saturday also includes the original bill of sale and a signed letter from Hitler’s adjutant, Albert Bormann, brother of the Nazi dictator’s private secretary, Martin Bormann.