Artworks by Rembrandt and Raphael sell for over $80 million

Published on December 9th, 2009 | by Admin

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Two pieces of art by Rembrant and Raphael have sold at auction for over $80 million.

The drawing by Raphael, Head of a Muse, sold for £29.2m, a world record price for any work on paper to go under the hammer, Christie’s said.

It was also a world record price for the artist.

The Rembrandt painting, entitled Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo, fetched £20.2m, a record price for the artist at auction.

Christie’s Old Masters and 19th-century art sale on Tuesday night fetched a total of £68,380,250 from 28 lots sold.

The auction house said it was the highest total for an auction of Old Masters.

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