10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in December Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in December 2005, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of over 32.5 million.
 
  Meleager and Atalanta hunting the boar
 

Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Title: Meleager and Atalanta hunting the boar
Medium: oil on wood panel
Size: 9.9 x 20.5 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Thursday, December 8, 2005
Estimate: US$ 3,460,207 - 5,190,311
Sold for: US$ 5,448,873

 
  Christ the Man of Sorrows
 
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Title: Christ the Man of Sorrows
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 25.1 x 21 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Thursday, December 8, 2005
Estimate: US$ 865,051 - 1,211,072
Sold for: US$ 4,284,228
 
  Mother and two children
 

Mary Cassatt
Title: Mother and two children
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 29.3 x 36.2 in.
Sale of: Christie's New York:
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Estimate: US$ 3,000,000 - 5,000,000
Sold for: US$ 4,272,000

 
  Still life with flowers
 

Ilya Mashkov
Title: Still life with flowers
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 54.1 x 39.6 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Estimate: US$ 344,234 - 516,351
Sold for: US$ 3,695,501

 
  Going out at Epsom
 
Sir Alfred James Munnings
Title: Going out at Epsom
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 38.2 x 38.2 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's New York:
Friday, December 2, 2005
Estimate: US$ 3,000,000 - 4,000,000
Sold for: US$ 3,208,000
 
  Still life with flowers
 
Stuart Davis
Title: Still life with flowers
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 40 x 32 in.
Sale of: Christie's New York:
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Estimate: US$ 2,000,000 - 3,000,000
Sold for: US$ 3,152,000
 
  Council of the War Party
 
George De Forest Brush
Title: Council of the War Party
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 14.8 x 28.7 in.
Sale of: Christie's New York:
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Estimate: US$ 300,000 - 500,000
Sold for: US$ 2,592,000
 
  The Madonna and Child
 
Naddo Ceccarelli
Title: The Madonna and Child
Medium: tempera and gold ground on panel
Size: 29.6 x 20.7 in.
Sale of: Christie's London:
Thursday, December 8, 2005

Estimate: US$ 1,038,062 - 1,384,083
Sold for: US$ 2,149,046
 
  Landscape with a hunt and a portrait of a youth with his tutor
  Aelbert Cuyp
Title: Landscape with a hunt and a portrait of a youth with his tutor
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 43 x 59 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Estimate: US$ 1,730,103 - 2,595,155
Sold for: US$ 1,954,939
 
  Saint Jerome in the wilderness
 

Lorenzo (Piero di Giovanni) Monaco
Title: Saint Jerome in the wilderness
Medium: tempera on woodpanel, gold ground
Size: 9.1 x 14.2 in.
Sale of: Sotheby's London:
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Estimate: US$ 1,038,062 - 1,384,083
Sold for: US$ 1,760,831

 
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