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Hitler art snubbed amid fakes row

Lakes not liked: Works attributed to Hitler failed to attract buyers PICTURE: GETTY

FIVE watercolours attributed to Adolf Hitler have failed to sell at auction after 63 other works were seized over claims they were fakes.

No bids were received on the paintings — all signed ‘A. Hitler’ — which had starting prices of between £16,000 and £39,000.

Prosecutors are investigating whether the pictures seized before the sale in Nuremberg were genuinely painted by the Fuhrer.

Three artworks were confiscated ahead of an auction in Berlin last month after police received a complaint questioning their authenticity.

Hitler is thought to have painted about 2,000 pictures as he struggled in vain to become a successful artist in Vienna before World War I.

And although the works that failed to sell are pleasant enough, it’s easy to see why they might have received a cool reception in the city then home to the great Gustav Klimt.

Reminiscent of a Saturday art class, the rural scenes include a mountain lake view, Buschgruppe (Bush Group) and Bergkapelle Mit Fichten (Mountain Chapel With Spruces).