10 Most Expensive Artworks Sold in July Auction

The top ten most expensive works of fine art sold at auction in July 2005, according to
artnet’s Price Database, sold for a total of almost 102 million.
 
 
 

Canaletto
Title: Venice, the Grand Canal, looking north-east from Palazzo Balbi to the Rialto Bridge
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Thursday, July 7, 2005
Estimate: US$ 10,830,324 - 14,440,433
Sold for: US$ 32,746,478

 
 
  Canaletto
Title: The Bucintoro at the Molo, Venice, on Ascension Day
Sale of: Christie's London: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Estimate: US$ 7,299,270 - 10,948,905
Sold for: US$ 20,126,760
 
 
  Andrea del Sarto
Title: Head of Saint Joseph looking down, with a subsidiary study of his features (+ Two studies of legs, verso)
Sale of: Christie's London: Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Sold for: US$ 11,740,072
 
 
 

Francesco Guardi
Title: The Grand Canal, Venice, with the Palazzo Bembo
Sale of :Christie's London: Friday, July 8, 2005
Estimate: US$ 5,415,162 - 9,025,270
Sold for: US$ 7,704,225

 
 
 

Jan van Huysum
Title: Green grapes on the vine with morning glory, pink and white hollyhocks, a red opium poppy, a walnut, hazelnuts, a split melon...
Sale of: Christie's London: Friday, July 8, 2005
Estimate: US$ 3,610,108 - 5,415,162
Sold for: US$ 6,619,718

 
 
  Jan van de Cappelle
Title: A kaag and a smak in a calm, with fishermen pulling in their catch from a rowing-boat in the foreground, a Dutch frigate and other boats beyond
Sale of: Christie's London: Friday, July 8, 2005
Estimate: US$ 1,805,054 - 2,707,581
Sold for: US$ 6,323,943
 
 
  Jacob Isaacksz van Ruysdael
Title: A view of Bentheim Castle from the north-west
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Thursday, July 7, 200505
Estimate: US$ 3,610,108 - 5,415,162
Sold for: US$ 4,549,295
 
 
  Lucas Cranach (the Elder)
Title: Venus and Cupid
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Thursday, July 7, 2005
Estimate: US$ 1,444,043 - 2,166,064
Sold for: US$ 4,154,929
 
 
  Giovanni Paolo Pannini
Title: A view of St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square with a procession and figures promenading (+ A view of the Piazza and Palazzo del Quirinale with a procession and other figures; pair)
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Thursday, July 7, 20055
Estimate: US$ 3,610,108 - 5,415,162
Sold for: US$ 3,957,746
 
 
  Jan Brueghel (the Younger)
Title: The kermesse of Saint George
Sale of: Sotheby's London: Thursday, July 7, 2005
Estimate: US$ 1,805,054 - 2,707,581
Sold for: US$ 3,957,746
 
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