Old Master Drawing Sold for 1,9 Million

Did you know that a drawing made with red chalk was sold last week for 1,9 million?
The star lot in Sotheby's main sale of Old Master Drawings is Fra Bartolommeo's "A double sided sheet studies of heads.

Drawings offer an immediacy and proximity to the artist and his work that a finished painting is meant to lack. Drawings are akin to the contemporary studio visit, a way to get closer to the artist and experience his point of view.

Fra Bartolommeo
Title Heads - study (recto/verso)
Medium red chalk
Size 10.6 x 7.7 in. / 27 x 19.6 cm.
Sale Of Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 [Lot 123]
Old Master Drawings
Estimate 800,000 - 1,200,000 US$
Sold For 1,945,000 US$ PREMIUM
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