Francis Bacon's 1969 triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud. Christie's/Getty Images hide caption

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This violin is said to have been played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during the final moments before the sinking of the Titanic. It's thought he put the instrument in that leather case. Hartley's body and the case were found by a ship that responded to the disaster. Now the violin has been sold. Peter Muhly /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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