10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in January Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in January 2006, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of over 53.7 million.
 
  George Washington at Princeton
 

Charles Willson Peale
Title: George Washington at Princeton
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 96 x 61.5 in.
Sale of: Christie's New York: January 21, 2006
Estimate: US$ 10,000,000 - 15,000,000
Sold for: US$ 21,296,000

 
  Flowers in a terracotta vase on a marble ledge
 
Jan van Huysum
Title: Flowers in a terracotta vase on a marble ledge
Medium: oil on woodpanel
Size: 31.5 x 24 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Thursday, January 26, 2006

Estimate: US$ 6,000,000 - 8,000,000
Sold for: US$ 7,296,000
 
  The Piazza San Marco, Venice
 

Bernardo Bellotto
Title: The Piazza San Marco, Venice
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 36.5 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Thursday, January 26, 2006

Estimate: US$ 3,000,000 - 4,000,000
Sold for: US$ 4,720,000

 
  The Madonna and Child
 

Donatello (Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi)
Title: The Madonna and Child
Medium: terracotta relief
Size: 32 x 20 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Thursday, January 26, 2006

Estimate: US$ 4,000,000 - 6,000,000
Sold for: US$ 4,440,000

 
  Study of an elderly woman in a white cap
 
Rembrandt van Rijn
Title: Study of an elderly woman in a white cap
Medium: oil on panel
Size: 21 x 14.8 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Thursday, January 26, 2006

Estimate: US$ 3,000,000 - 4,000,000
Sold for: US$ 4,272,000
 
  Cattle in a field, with travellers in a wagon on a track beyond and a church tower in the distance, a rain storm approaching
 
Paulus Potter
Title: Cattle in a field, with travellers in a wagon on a track beyond and a church tower in the distance, a rain storm approaching
Medium: oil on panel
Size: 14.8 x 22 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Thursday, January 26, 2006

Estimate: US$ 2,500,000 - 3,500,000
Sold for: US$ 4,048,000
 
  A wooded landscape with travellers on a track by a cottage
 
Meindert Hobbema
Title: A wooded landscape with travellers on a track by a cottage
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 24 x 34.1 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Estimate: US$ 2,500,000 - 3,500,000
Sold for: US$ 3,936,000
 
  The peaceable kingdom
 
Edward Hicks
Title: The peaceable kingdom
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 25 x 32.5 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Saturday, January 21, 2006

Estimate: US$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000
Sold for: US$ 3,152,000
 
  Peasant wedding procession
 
Pieter Brueghel (the Younger)
Title: Peasant wedding procession
Medium: oil on panel
Size: 29.1 x 48.8 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 26, 2006
Estimate: US$ 1,200,000 - 1,600,000
Sold for: US$ 2,704,000
 
  The seduction
 

Caspar Netscher
Title: The seduction
Medium: oil on panel
Size: 15 x 12.5 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 26, 2006
Estimate: US$ 400,000 - 600,000
Sold for: US$ 1,864,000

 
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