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Secondary quest
"Avid Collector"
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Secondary quest
Hearts of Stone
Suggested level
The Borsodis' Auction House
Marcus T.K. Hodgson's bookshop
Yaromir (indirectly)
52 XP earned based on the Story and Swords! difficulty level / 500 crown(s)
Conserved shaelmaar trophy
Open Sesame!

Should Geralt impress Yaromir with his knowledge of paintings, before the auction begins, during Open Sesame!, he will get a tip to bid for a van Rogh painting. Geralt may do so for a meager 20 crown(s). And after Geralt gets thrown out of the auction house, this quest begins.

Journal entry[]

Geralt is often taken for a boor. Nothing could be further from the truth: though rough-and-rowdy in outer appearance, inside Geralt harbors a sensitive appreciation of beauty and the arts. It should then come as no surprise he was able to impress the art merchant he met at the auction. The connoisseur tipped Geralt off about a van Rogh painting soon to go on the block. Apparently Marcus Hodgson, a famed Novigrad book dealer, was ready to pay a small fortune for it...
The merchant's assurances proved reliable: Geralt sold the painting at a considerable profit. The ecstatic book dealer also threw in a rare witcher trophy.


  • Sell the van Rogh painting to the Novigrad book merchant, Marcus Hodgson.


  • Geralt can acquire the van Rogh at the auction for just 20 crown(s), provided he keeps Vimme Vivaldi out of the loop. The dwarf will otherwise bid for the painting as well, raising the price to 60 crown(s).