Rolf Harris Portrait Of Jimmy Savile Sold For Thousands At Auction

01/07/2014 11:53 | Updated 01 July 2014
  • The Huffington Post UK

Months before Jimmy Savile was exposed as a serial paedophile and Rolf Harris was arrested for indecent assault, someone paid thousands of pounds for this portait.

Yes, it's of Savile. Yes, it's by Harris. It was sold for £4,500.

Harris drew this and others in a Bristol studio canteen in 1992 when Savile - then the magnanimous and beloved "Sir Jimmy" - was doing an interview with Harris for his ITV series Rolf's Cartoon Club.

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The portrait was sold for £4,500 as part of an auction of Savile's items and memorabilia in July 2012. Another portrait, drawn at the same time, sold for £2,600. Two sketches of Savile "as a hound" sold for £850, according to the auctioneers' records.

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Someone bought two of these sketches for £850

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This one sold for £2,600

The auctioneer does not disclose who bought them, so it's possible the same person now owns a lot of portraits by Rolf Harris of Jimmy Savile that are worth nothing.

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