This is about the resent sale of the Bottichelli’s painting at Christie’s.Excerpts from with Japanese translation.



January 30, 2013, 3:36 PM
2013年1月30日 午後3時36分

After Asian Tour, Botticelli Painting Sells for Record $10.4 Million


By Ellen Gamerman

A Madonna and child painting by Sandro Botticelli sold for $10.4 million at Christie’s today, setting a record for the artist at auction and capping off a world tour for the work that began late last year.

Image: Christie’s


The sale of the Renaissance painting, “Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist,” exceeded the auction house’s high estimate of $7 million. Christie’s said the sale figure, which includes auction house fees, bested Botticelli’s previous auction record set in 2006 when “The Madonna and Child, with a pomegranate, in an alcove with roses behind” sold for $7.5 million at Christie’s. The latest Botticelli sold over the phone after three minutes of bidding to a buyer whose name and nationality were not disclosed.


The Madonna and Child, with a pomegranate, in an alcove with roses behind