The Treasure of Lake Toplitz (Original)
Artist: Severino Baraldi
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 18" x 14" (450mm x 360mm)
This is the original Watercolour painting by Severino Baraldi.
At the end of the Second World War a group of SS Soldiers arrived in the small village next to Lake Toplitz in Austria. They commandeered horses to transport a large number of boxes to the lake, and then proceeded to dump those boxes in the lake.
It has long been speculated that part of the large amount of gold stolen from the Reichsbank during the Fall of Berlin was in this consignment.
What is know is that in 1959 an expedition financed by a German magazine recovered a printing press and £72 million in forged 1940s pound sterling currency.
In 1983 during a biological survey, yet more forged pounds were discovered, along with numerous Nazi-era rockets and missiles that had been tested there. This is the original artwork from Look and Learn.
Price: £225.00 / $360.00 / €270,00