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The da Vinci Bear

from Reuters

Da Vinci’s ‘Head of Bear’ drawing seen fetching up to $16 mln

Leonardo da Vinci's (1452-1519) "Head of a bear" drawing is seen in this undated handout image. Copyright Christie's2021/Handout via REUTERS

A drawing of a bear’s head by Leonardo da Vinci is seen fetching up to $16.7 million, potentially setting a record, when it heads to auction in July, Christie’s said on Saturday.

Measuring 7 cm (just under 3 inches) squared, “Head of a Bear” is a silverpoint drawing on a pink-beige paper. The auction house says it is “one of less than eight surviving drawings by Leonardo still in private hands outside of the British Royal Collection and the Devonshire Collections at Chatsworth”.

It will lead Christie’s “Exceptional Sale” on July 8 in London with a price estimate of 8 million to 12 million pounds ($11.14 million – $16.71 million).

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Posted on May 10, 2021 by Editor

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