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“Five Drunken Kings Return on Horses” – sold for US$44m

Five Drunken Kings Return on Horses, a 2-metre-long hand scroll by Ren Renfa, was sold at a Beijing Auction for US$44m (303 million yuan) earlier this week [4 December 2016], a record for the highest paid Chinese artwork sold at auction in 2016.  Ren Renfa was a prominent painter of horses and also a high-ranking official in charge of water controls […]

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illuminations

Christie’s online auction of Medieval and Renaissance manuscript illuminations, including survivals from secular and religious texts, leaves from renowned codices such as the Hungerford Hours and the Bessarion antiphonals.  Featuring works of Attavante degli Attavanti, Bonifacio Bembo, Neri da Rimini and Don Simone Camaldolese. Estimates start at £300. Ends 8 December! click here to access […]