Watercolour attributed to Adolf Hitler

'Hitler Paintings' Fail To Sell At Auction

Watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler reportedly received no bids.

Watercolour attributed to Adolf Hitler

Alleged signature of Adolf Hitler on watercolour 'Alpine Landscape' from 1910 (Picture: PA).

Five watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction.

The paintings, from his early days as a struggling artist, failed to sell in the German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes.

The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported that no bids were received on the paintings, which had starting prices of between 19,000 euro (£16,600) and 45,000 euro (£39,300).

Three days before Saturday's auction, prosecutors seized 63 other paintings attributed to Hitler from the auction house to investigate allegations they were fakes.

Last month, authorities also seized three other watercolours attributed to him in Berlin after receiving a complaint questioning their authenticity.

As a young man, Hitler is thought to have painted some 2,000 artworks as he unsuccessfully struggled to succeed as an artist in Vienna before the First World War.