The trading house’s publication says that the canvas has become the most expensive work of a painter ever exhibited at an auction. The previous owner bought it in 1982 for $ 1.3 million. Sotheby’s employee George Walkter called the painting one of the best-preserved and most exquisite classical Renaissance portraits.
The Wall Street Journal reports that a Russian-speaking collector bought the work of art. The work was originally estimated at approximately $ 80 million.
On January 20, it became known that the police returned a copy of the most expensive painting in the world, the Savior of the World, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, stolen from a museum in Naples. The canvas was found in the house of one of the residents of an Italian city. He is currently taken into custody.