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Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:59

A Once-Embattled Old Master Painting Could Fetch $35 Million at Auction

Orazio Gentileschi's 'Danaë.' Orazio Gentileschi's 'Danaë.' Wikimedia Commons

Orazio Gentileschi's Danaë (1621) will arrive at Sotheby's New York this January with an estimate of $25 to $35 million. The 17th-century painting provides a lens to reflect on just how far the Old Masters market has come in the past few decades.

The painting, which has an extensive exhibition history, including shows at the Getty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Yale University, also has an interesting past in terms of provenance.

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