It remained in Mantegna's studio unsold at his death, and was disposed of to liquidate debts.
In 1899 the national Congress granted to the school 25,000 acres of mineral lands, of which 20,000 acres, valued at $200,000, were unsold in 1909.
In 1910 the total permanent school fund was $7,725,583 and the estimated value of the unsold lands held for the common schools and other educational endowments was $3,068,172.
Did you know that many thrift and secondhand stores receive regular donations of brand-new merchandise from merchants that are reducing their unsold inventories or overstock?
When afterwards released, it lay for many months unsold, in consequence of the spinners doubting whether it could be profitably worked up.