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9 of July, 12:34

The painting "old masters" sold for $60 million
In London were trading paintings by "old masters". Total revenue amounted to almost 60 million dollars. The main lot at the auction was the work of Lucas Cranach the elder "Mouth of truth", sold for $ 14 million.

The painting "old masters" brought trade to the auction house Sotheby's in London for about 60 million dollars. The most expensive painting was "Mouth of truth" of the painter Lucas Cranach the elder - it sold for $ 14 million. With all this before trading it was estimated at one and a half times cheaper.

"In the auction was attended by clients from over 30 countries, even from Asia, Russia, Middle East and Latin America. In the sales process was delivered 6 global Highscores for designers, even for Cranach the elder", - quotes RIA Novosti adept auction house.

Besides all this, the hammer for almost $ 8 million left Rembrandt painting Ferdinand Bol portrait of a boy". Critics are hoping that depicted in the picture a boy of nine was considered the son of the painter. On the 3 rd biggest cost is still life Willem Class head. It sold for 4.6 million dollars.

"As the market works by "old masters" and English art continues to evolve, we are seeing an increasingly diverse and international community of collectors who wish to see an increasing diversity of work", - said the head of the international Department at Sotheby's Alex bell. According to his statement, the old works continue to inspire and amaze people so many centuries later.

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