Published: January 28, 2003
London Dealer Wins Rare Goya Painting for $5 Million
NEW YORK CITY — A rare Goya painting was auctioned at Christie’s January 24 sale of Old Master Paintings for $5,069,500, including premium.
Anthony Crichton-Stuart, head of the firm’s Old Master paintings department said that the sale “showed both the strengths and weaknesses of the market, which is more than ever focused on freshness and high quality.”
Crichton-Stuart remarked, “The top lot, Goya’s ‘Still life of dead hares,’ one of only 12 works of this genre known to exist and one of the last ones in private hands, more than doubled its presale estimate and was acquired for $5,069,500.”
The Goya had been estimated at $2/3 million. The oil on canvas painting by Jose de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) was purchased by London dealer Jean Luc Baroni Ltd.
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