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10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in January Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in January 2005, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of more than $24 million.
 
 
  Canaletto
Title: The Bacino di San Marco, looking east from the mouth of the Giudecca, the Dogana and the Riva degli Schiavone to the left and San Giorgio Maggiore to the right
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Sold for: US$ 5,280,000
 
 
  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Title: Ill humored man
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Estimate: US$ 300,000 - 500,000
Sold for: US$ 4,832,000
 
  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Title: Incapable bassoonist
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Estimate: US$ 150,000 - 200,000
Sold for: US$ 2,480,000
 
 
  Filippo (Filippino) Lippi
Title: The penitent Mary Magdalen adoring the true cross in a rocky landscape
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Estimate: US$ 800,000 - 1,200,000
Sold for: US$ 2,256,000
 
  François Pascal Simon Gérard
Title: Portrait of Louise-Antoinette-Scholastique Géhéneuc, Maréchale Lannes, duchesse de Montebello, with her children
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Estimate: US$ 2,400,000 - 2,800,000
Sold for: US$ 2,256,000
 
 
  Francesco Guardi
Title: View of Santa Maria Zobenigo, Venice
Sale of: Christie's New York: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Estimate: US$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000
Sold for: US$ 2,144,000
 
  Lodovico Carracci
Title: Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni in armour, three-quarter length standing, wearing the Order of the Knights of Malta, a view of the city of Bologna beyond
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Estimate: US$ 80,000 - 120,000
Sold for: US$ 1,808,000
 
 
  Jusepe de Ribera (lo Spagnoletto)
Title: Saint Andrew
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Estimate: US$ 500,000 - 700,000
Sold for: US$ 1,192,000
 
  Jacques Le Moyne (de Morgues)
Title: A highly important manuscript florilegium (album of botanical works w/81 leaves & frontispiece, first dbl-sided w/cartouche & text, 4to)
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Estimate: US$ 600,000 - 800,000
Sold for: US$ 1,136,000
 
 
  Pietro Longhi
Title: The Ridotto in Venice
Sale of: Sotheby's New York: Thursday, January 27, 2005
Estimate: US$ 700,000 - 900,000
Sold for: US$ 884,000
 
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