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Recordprijs for drawing Lucas van Leyden: 13 million euro

LONDON – A drawing of a young man, made by Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) Tuesday, sold for nearly 11.5 million British pounds.

A masterpiece of the artist Lucas van Leyden in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The bid was released at auction by Christie’s in London. According to a spokeswoman for the auction house was the proceeds of the chalk as much as ten times as high as was expected. The amount of equivalent to about 13 million euros, is an internationally veilingrecord for the artist from leiden, according to Christie’s.

Privately owned

The drawing of the standing young man (circa 1515-1525) was known as the last of the hand Of Leyden, which is still privately owned. Whom the work of art is purchased, the zegsvrouw not report. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Museum in London and the Louvre in Paris also have drawings by the Leiden artist in their collection.

Experts commend the work to the detailing, the natural view, and the show of character in the sitter.

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