As per the New York Times
, unidentified New York collector
also known as Paddle No. L0179 paid a whopping $4.27 million for Rembrandt’s "Study of an Elderly Woman in a
White Cap” dating to about 1640. Now this isn’t quite as much as when the last Rembrandt was sold to Stephen
A. Wynn for $11.3 million, but it’s still a memorable figure. Who is this mysterious bidder? Well, that’s
for Sotheby’s to know, and us to find out. The painting also has a decent amount of history to it such as various
characteristics added to it after it was complete, and various restorations.